Chopwell Wood Christmas Tree Sales 2021
Following Storm Arwen the sales site REMAINS OPEN and customers can access the main car park.  However, all trails within the woodland are closed, due to extensive damage, and are unsafe.  Forestry England hope to be able to reopen trails next week.

Christmas Tree Sales are back this year.  The opening date will be Saturday 27th November until Sunday 19th December.  The sales site alongside the main car park will be open from 8 am until 8 pm.  Cash or card payments are accepted.  Deliveries can be made to most local areas – ask about this when you choose your tree on site, or phone 07854 716001.

Tree species are mainly Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce.  There will be a FREE cell-grown spruce tree sapling for early customers to plant in their own garden.  Grow your own Christmas tree – supply of these is limited.

Please note that we are unable to open the Mini Market marquee this weekend (4th/5th), and Santa will not be on site either and is sorry to disappoint children.  Catering unit will not be open.
Refreshments and Christmas Mini Market marquee at weekends between 10 am and 4.30 pm.  Live music some weekends.  See Santa on the weekend of 11th/12th December, between 11 am and 3.30 pm.  No need to book for Santa, and visits are FREE, as they are funded by Friends of Chopwell Wood.

Please drive with extra care when visiting Chopwell Wood as the entrance road narrows to single track round the blind bend. Observe the 20 mph speed limit, and use the marked passing places (but not for parking).

Did you know that every tree sold helps to fund our work in the Wood throughout the year, so by buying from us you’re not only getting a beautiful real tree, you’re doing your bit to look after this lovely woodland?

Looking after your real tree

  • Store your tree in a cool place before bringing indoors.
  • Keep away from direct heat, including fires and radiators.
  • Cut 1 cm off the stump of your tree and stand in a container full of water.  Don’t use sand or soil, which hinder the tree taking in moisture.
  • Water regularly – a Christmas tree can ‘drink’ up to a pint a day. So keep it topped up!

Tree Recycling

There is no tree recycling in Chopwell Wood so when Twelfth Night comes, please dispose of your Christmas tree responsibly – you can use your garden waste bin, local waste and recycling centres, or local charity, St. Oswald’s Hospice offer a collection service – https://www.stoswaldsuk.org/get-involved/christmas-treecycle/

Why buy your tree in Chopwell Wood?
  • All our Christmas Trees have been grown in BRITAIN, whilst many others sell trees from other countries (this usually involves the trees being cut early to allow time for shipping).  Our trees are Forest Fresh, and with the right care should look good throughout the Christmas celebrations.
  • Buying a real tree helps the environment – while growing these long-term crops add oxygen to our atmosphere and provide wildlife habitats. After use trees can be returned for recycling to sites set up by local Councils.
  • The proceeds of the sale of  trees each year bring benefits to the Wood  –  these are used to fund improvements such as the provision of picnic tables; maintenance of the footpaths; development of the facilities such as the Forest Classroom; the addition of sculptures and other features; and conservation and restoration of woodland habitats.  These funds are also pay for public events within the Wood each year.