Between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 2, head out to the UCF Arboretum’s nature pavilion and get into the holiday spirit with this one-of-a-kind experience that includes cutting down your own Christmas tree.
The Arboretum staff will take participants out to search for a tree native to the Florida habitat, the Pinus Clausa, or the Florida spruce pine. While you are out choosing your tree, you will also learn about Florida’s ecosystems.
If the tree you choose is small enough, you can cut it down with a handsaw the Arboretum staff will provide for you. Otherwise, the staff will help cut the tree down with a chainsaw. The trees will be returned to the Arboretum’s nature pavilion, where there will be cookies and hot chocolate before you load the tree on your car to take home.
The cost varies on the height of the tree, from $10 to $20.