Prospect Heights is host to quite a few places to pick up a Christmas tree, and some places will even deliver. Here are some of your best bets:
Key Food (369 Flatbush Ave. bet. Park and Sterling, Prospect Heights, 718-789-3007)
The neighborhood supermarket carries only two sizes, 4- to 5-footer for $35 and 6- to 7-foot trees for $45. Delivery may be possible, price negotiable.
DNY Natural Land (322 Flatbush Ave. between Park and Sterling, Prospect Heights, 718-783-0038)
These trees start at $30 for a 5- to 6-foot Balsam or a 4-5 foot Frasier to $80 to a 7- to 8-foot noble. They also have mini-trees and wreaths. Delivery might be possible on a case-by-case basis.
Natty Garden, 609 Washington Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Dean Street, www.nattygarden.com, 646-533-2698)
This funky plant shop sells a Frasier, Balsam and Noble Firs, starting at $10 for a 2- 3-foot balsam. About $35 gets you a 5- to 6-foot Frasier fir and $125 scores you a 12-foot Frasier. They’ve also got wreaths, garlands, poinsettias, narcissus and amaryllis to give your home that true Christmas feel. Plus, they will deliver free to the neighborhood and for about $5-$10 further out. Open seven days a week, 10-10.
Trees range from $25 to $75. Plus inside you can get trimmings and “life like” trees beginning at $14.98 which includes a stand and decorations.
In Front of Duane Reade (corner of Flatbush Ave. and Park Place, Prospect Heights, no phone)
These trees are fresh and convenient, and salesman Emmanuel, who hails from Marseilles, is one of the friendliest on the block (though Max, see below, is a close second). Trees are $30 for a 3-footer, $45-$70 for a 5- to 6-footer, $100 for a 9-foot tree and $200 for an 11-foot Frasier fir. Wreaths are $10 plain and $15 decorated.
In front of Bergen Tile (Flatbush and Bergen, Prospect Heights, no phone)
A very similar set up to the spot in front of Duane Reade, with Frasiers running from $30-$40 for a 3-footer,$55-$70 for a 5-footer and up to $115-$200 for a 8-footer. Douglas firs are $60-$75 for a 5-footer to $70 to $95 for 6-7 footer. But, $25 will get you a 6-foot tree that is full on the bottom but thin on the top. They deliver.
J&L Landscaping (702 Caton Ave., Kensington; (718) 438-3199; www.jllandscapingnyc.com
If you have a car, it might be worth the 15-minute drive to this family owned and operated gardening store. Why? The calm, less urban atmosphere, filled with trees and plants makes the experience more of an outing instead of a chore, especially if you have kids. Fresh cut trees from Canada start at about $45 for a 6-foot tree. They also sell poinsettias, wreaths, and tree stands. They don’t deliver.