Fresh Christmas trees were shipped to the Palisades-Malibu YMCA lot on Tuesday this week. There are sizes from desktop to 14-ft. tall that will fit any space. YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley wanted to ensure that Palisades residents had a wide selection from which to select.
Kirtley said there are three types of trees on the lot to choose from. There are the standard Noble trees, and then the “knobby” Vintage Noble or as some call them the “Charlie Brown” trees.
“Look at the underside on the branches of the Nordmann,” Kirtley said. The top of the branches is a deep green, but the underside is silvery. When lights are placed on the branches, the reflection makes the tree seem magical.
There are also reindeer crafted from tree trunks – with antlers made from tree branches. There are several sizes and could be a perfect decoration for doorsteps.
There are also wreaths and garlands for sale, and the Y will deliver.
The lot will be open Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The trees are located in Simon Meadow, at the corner of Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset Boulevard.
Sales from the trees support Y-programs including the community food program, scholarships and the valuable teen Youth & Government program. High school students travel to Sacramento and through hands-on experience enacting legislation, learn about the judicial and executive systems.