With t-minus 10 days until Christmas, there’s not much time to find a tree to accompany the stockings and yule logs adorning your Upper East Side apartment.
If you’re in need of a tree — or just enjoy large plants — there exist a number of sidewalk vendors that can help. Since these pop-up locations are seasonal with no web listing, below is the only map you’ll find highlighting Christmas tree vendors in Yorkville, which spans 72nd Street to 96th Street between Third Avenue and East End Avenue.
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Though the number and variety of trees vary among vendors, you’ll need to choose among the following:
Type – Most Yorkville vendors carry Frazier Firs and Balsam Firs, and larger vendors offer more varieties, including Noble Firs and Douglas Firs. The Noble is generally considered the most picturesque tree, according to Mike Conner, who helps operate a tree stand at 83rd Street and Third Avenue. Most trees are from Oregon, North Carolina and Canada.
- Size – Trees range in height from 3 feet to 12 feet, with the most popular size running 5 feet (vendors said mid-size trees fit through most apartment elevators and doors).
- Cost – In general, trees cost $10 per foot, though price varies by type. For example, a 3-foot Balsam Fir runs about $35 while a 12-foot Noble costs as much as $250. Most stands will negotiate prices.
- Accessories – Vendors offer base stands, wreaths, lights and more. (Tree wrapping is free of charge.)