Buy a Christmas Tree, Help Others; Our Map Shows You Where to Shop


If you’re planning on buying a fresh Christmas tree this season, why not purchase one that not only brings cheer to your family, but to many others in the community? We’ve compiled information of where some of the charity lots around the San Francisco Bay Area are located, and put together a handy interactive Google map to help you find one near you.

While most of the lots on the map are operated by nonprofits and will be open for the next few weeks, two lots are commercial ones hosting fundraisers the first weekend in December. Peacock Tree Farm in Los Gatos is having a special event on Saturday, Dec. 1, for the Loma Prieta Public Education Fund, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In San Martin Battaglia Ranch is hosting the annual Trees for Troops program Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2. See the map for more details.

Did we miss a Christmas tree lot helping others this year? Share the information with us in the comments, and we’ll add it to the map.

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Christmas Tree Lots For Good Interactive Map 2011


Shopping for a Christmas tree in Silicon Valley this weekend? You can find your perfect tree and help others at the same time by using our interactive map. Thank you to Los Altos Patch, which provided theChristmas Tree information. Check out the article for more detail about each of the organizations sponsoring the tree lots.

Don’t delay, because a few of the lots are open for a limited time only. For example, this is the only weekend for Trees For Troops at Battaglia Ranch in San Martin, a program that ships trees to military families. A part of the Spirit of Christmas Foundation, the program has provided approximately 84,000 trees to families since it began in 2005.

Have we missed a lot that’s doing good this holiday season? Tell us in the comments section, and we’ll add it to the map.

Update: See our 2012 map.

View Christmas Tree Lots For Good 2011 in a larger map