The Simi Valley Family YMCA will sell Christmas trees starting December 3. Since the 1970s, the Simi Valley Y's Men's Club, a YMCA service organization, has run the tree lot with its members and volunteers staffing the lot each year.
The YMCA will receive 750 trees, mostly Nobile and Douglas firs between 5' and 8' tall. The trees are grown in Oregon, harvested, and then packed in ice for their four-day journey to the Y. Once they arrive, they are unloaded, given a fresh cut at the base, put in water and set out for display.
"Buying a tree at the Simi Y has been a tradition for families for generations," says Curtis Brown, president of the Simi Valley Y's Men's Club. "We're a very family-oriented tree lot with lots of smiles all around."
Proceeds from tree sales go back into the community to help those in need.
The Christmas tree lot will be open through December 18. Hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The lot is located at the Simi YMCA (3200 Cochran St., corner of Galena Ave. and Cochran St., in Simi Valley).