Real Christmas Trees & Greens
Pick out the perfect Christmas tree, straight from the farm, under lights and under cover!
The festive scent of pine fills the air signaling the start of the Christmas season. From the freshest cut Christmas trees to wreaths, garland and roping, we offer the most extensive selection.
Real Fresh Cut Christmas Trees
Bringing the entire family to Hicks to pick out a real Christmas tree is a tradition for many Long Islanders. We have aisles and aisles of farm fresh trees and the staff to help you pick out the prefect one.
Choose from the finest premium fraser fir, balsam fir and morin blue fir Christmas trees available, in sizes up to 14 ft. tall. We stand behind the quality of every single tree.
All real Christmas trees receive a complimentary fresh cut, trim, net-wrapping and loading on to your car.
The most popular choice among real trees. Frasers have soft, dark green needles with a silvery underside, excellent needle retention, strong branches and fragrance.
Known for its strong fragrance and shape, the balsam fir is considered to be a classic Christmas tree. Balsam firs have deep green soft needles.
Morin Blue Fir
Morin Blue Christmas trees have a double needle look and a bluish-green color. They have good needle retention and a strong pine fragrance.
Fresh Wreaths & Garland
Fresh Christmas wreaths are available in an assortment of styles and sizes from 12 inch to 80 inches in diameter.
Add an elegant touch to your home with a wreath you won’t find anywhere else. Wreaths are a great option for entry doors, windows or to hang over your fireplace.
Christmas garland and roping are natural choices for decorating mantles, railings, windows and doors inside and outdoors. Choose from noble fir, douglas fir, cedar, white pine and boxwood in lengths from 15 ft. to 75 ft. long.
Premium Fresh Cut Christmas Greens
Use our fresh cut bunches of evergreens to make your own arrangements, patio planters and window boxes. Choose from:
- Mountain Hemlock
- Incense Cedar
- Berried Juniper
- Noble Fir
- Port Orford Cedar
- Silver Fir
- Shore Pine
- Western Red Cedar
- White Pine
Our fine selection of wreaths, garland and greens are available decorated or undecorated. Create your own masterpiece or let our talented team of designers work with you.
We can create custom holiday pieces to match your personal style and décor. From a centerpiece for your holiday table to coordinating garlands, wreaths and mini trees, we bring the holidays to your home.
In addition to live trees, wreaths and greens we offer a full selection of sturdy fresh cut Christmas tree stands, ornaments and Christmas lights. Use the guide below to help you decorate your tree. You will need more or less depending on the width of your tree and general preferences.
Holiday Traditions Begin Here
Hicks Nurseries has everything you need for a festive home, including the largest selection of:
The holiday season doesn’t have to be stressful. You can schedule a FREE In-Store Consultation to get the extra one-on-one attention you need during this busy season. To learn more about this FREE service, or to schedule an appointment, please call 516-334-0066.
Shop online for a curated selection and get curbside pick up or local truck delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the types of fresh cut Christmas trees?
- Fraser Fir Christmas Trees are often the most popular choice. Frasers are known for their excellent needle retention, strong branches and fragrance.
- Balsam Fir Christmas Trees have deep green soft needles. Known for their strong fragrance and shape, balsam fir trees are considered the classic Christmas tree.
- Blue Fir Christmas Trees have a double needle look and a bluish-green color. They have good needle retention and strong fragrance.
Is a fresh cut really necessary before putting a tree in a water stand?
Yes. A fresh cut to the bottom of the tree opens up the pores which have been clogged by sap. Cut off at least one-half inch and then put the tree in water as soon as possible. The longer the time between when the tree is given a fresh cut and when it is put into water, the less ability the tree has to absorb water. Keep the tree in the shade in a bucket of water until you are ready to bring it in the house.
If you do not make a fresh cut, the tree will not be able to drink water and it will die off.
Hicks Nurseries offers a free cut, net and loading for every Christmas tree.
How much should be cut off the bottom of the tree?
In order for the tree to drink water, about one-half inch is necessary to cut off the bottom. This will open up the pores which have been clogged by sap. Hicks Nurseries offers a free cut, net and loading for every Christmas tree.
What kind of tree stand should I use?
Choosing a large capacity stand is one of the most important steps to maintaining your tree’s freshness. Check the water level frequently as trees can drink up to a gallon of water each day.
If the water level drops below the cut end of the trunk, a seal will form and no more water will be absorbed by the tree unless another fresh cut is made. So, don’t forget to add water every day.
You should also make sure the stand “fits” the tree. Hicks Nurseries has tree stands to fit trees of every size. Our sales associates are here to help you find exactly what you need
What type of lights should I use on my tree?
We recommend LED energy saving light sets. They produce little to no heat and reduce the drying effect upon a tree.
Always check light sets for frayed or cracked wire insulation and broken sockets before placing them on a tree. Do not attempt to repair a worn light set. Throw it away and buy a new set. Always turn off the lights on your tree when leaving the house or retiring for the night. Use UL approved lights. Never use lighted candles.
How many lights should I put on my tree?
It really depends on the light set you choose, the fullness of the tree and your personal preference. A good rule of thumb is 100-200 lights per foot of tree.
Where should I put my live Christmas tree?
Usually the tree is the focal point of a room but where you place it will depend on your space. Rule of thumb is to place the tree away from heat sources such as heating vents, fireplaces, wood stoves and fireplace inserts, radiators, television sets or sunny windows.
Deck the Halls at Your Favorite Christmas Store
Conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Hicks Nurseries is the premier holiday destination for families living throughout Long Island. Minutes away from Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan with easy access from the LIE and Northern State Parkway.
It's not just a nursery, it's an experience!
Hicks Nurseries, where family traditions begin.