Troop 80 Treeland
Location: Plains Boulevard and Bellaire Street, Amarillo, Texas. Click here for a map.
Lot Manager 2014: Doug Sahli
- Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Prices starting at $35.00
- Hundreds of trees priced under $70.00
- 3 foot tall apartment trees
- Most trees between 6 and 9 feet tall
- Up to 13 feet tall
- Almost 900 trees to select from.
- Stands starting at $5.00
- Tree Life plant food additive: $1.50
- No more needles tree bags: $2.50
- Combo packs with tree bag and Tree Life: $3.50
- Wreaths: $20.00, $25.00, and $30.00
- Garland(Cedar and Douglas Fir): $5.75 per yard
- Limb bundles: $3.00
- Mistletoe: $3.00
- Tree netting (vexar): $1.00
- Free limb trimming
- Free fresh cut on tree trunk (so tree will drink water)
- Free delivery of trees (Amarillo area only) for trees 9 feet tall and taller
- Cut 1-2″ off of bottom of trunk(Troop 80 will do this).
- Store outside in the shade, standing in water, as long as possible. Mist Douglas Firs with water (with the lights off); they will re-hydrate through needles, other types will not.
- Water tree using lukewarm water, not cold tap water.
- Check water daily (some trees use up to 1 gallon a day). Do not let tree dry out, or it will not drink any more water.
- Use chemical food additive (Seven Up, sugar, aspirin, etc., do not work).
- Close air vents over or near tree.
- Use a humidifier if you have a Noble Fir or Grand Fir.
- Do not run tree lights excessively.
- Open limbed trees: Douglas Firs, Noble Firs, Blue Spruce, Concolar Fir, Pinon Pines, Balsam Fir
- Light weight ornaments only: White Pines, Sheared Douglas Fir
- Long or large hanging ornaments: open limbed trees
- Decorate at your own risk: Scotch Pine
Bushy trees: Scotch Pine, Virginia Pine, White Pine, Plantation Firs, Sheared Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Sheared Balsam Fir
|Kinds of Trees Sold at Troop 80 Treeland.|
|Grand Fir||Idaho, Oregon||6′-10′|
|Scotch Pine||Wisconsin, Washington||4′-9′|
All of our trees are plantation trees. Plantation trees are grown on tree farms as a crop. The trees are usually 7-8 years old when harvested. They are watered, fertilized, and trimmed each year, to make them look like the trees on display on the lot. Some of the plantation trees(such as Scotch Pine) are dyed with a vegetable dye to turn them from golden yellow to green. Also, plantation trees are sprayed with fire retardant paint after cutting. That is what the plastic strips on the trees are for, to prove that they have been treated with this fire retardant paint.
Christmas trees provide oxygen to the atmosphere and help filter pollutants from the air while they are growing. Trees are a renewable resource and can be recycled as a biodegradable substance, which can
be used in gardening. Plastic trees are much more unfriendly to the environment, using non-renewable resources (such as oil), and are more difficult to recycle. Amarillo provides a free mulching service for trees at the end of the Christmas season. Other communities should be encouraged to do the same.
Some trees grow in the wild and are cut off the mountain. Trees of this type are Colorado Firs (Concolar Firs) and Pinon Pines. Leases are sold by the Forest Service to tree cutters who harvest these trees
for sale to tree lots.
We are a Proud Member of the National Christmas Tree Association
|If you have a tree lot in Amarillo or the surrounding area (Texas Panhandle) and would like to purchase through us, we also wholesale trees. To become a wholesale customer please contact our Tree Specialist, Peter Friend.|
|In order to provide our Scouts with an exciting and affordable scouting experience with Troop 80, it is necessary to raise funds through Troop efforts in order to finance the various operations of Troop 80. Troop 80 raises funds primarily through the sale of Christmas trees lots and lots of Christmas trees. Up to 1000 trees are sold each year. In order to do this, a large amount of volunteer time
must be given by the parents of Troop 80 scouts. Since your son has chosen to join the Troop, both Scouts and parents work on the lot during the selling season.The work on the tree lot, though often hectic, is fun and rewarding. Also, through the continued efforts of patents and scouts on the tree lot, adequate funds can continue to be earned which will ensure the continued success of the Troop, thereby giving our Scouts the high quality scouting experience to which he is entitled. Hope to see you on the lot this winter!