Finding natural Christmas trees in Ankara

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You can find Christmas decoration in most hardware stores, (Kostas, Bauhaus, Teksen, etc) or any home decoration store, but if you are looking for a natural Christmas tree, it can be a little harder.

I went hunting for a natural Christmas tree, here are tips to help you find one!

There are two types of trees that resemble Western Christmas trees:
Batı Ladin (Western Spruce) and Mavi Ladin (blue spruce).
(The blue spruce can be much more expensive for taller trees.)

Everywhere I went, the trees were not marketed as Christmas trees.
When I asked for Christmas tree (Noel ağacı), most places knew what I meant and showed me these 2 types of tree.
They were sold alive, potted in a planter.

The peyzajcı (landscaper) tend to have them available.

There are landscapers in different areas, I visited 2 places in Yenimahalle and Gölbaşı

Expect to pay around 200 to 600 TL depending on the size.
Delivery is around 125 TL

There are a few places, along these 2 roads Incek & Anadolu Bulvari.

The landscapers told me that the trees can last for a year in the pot if you put it outside during winter. They told me to protect them with a tarp.

Other ex-pats told me they used it for one Christmas, then left it outside their apartment building in a pot all year, watering it in the dry months. They brought it back inside the year after and decorated it.

You can also order your Christmas tree online in Turkey!
(Which means: My Christmas Tree)

Their smaller trees are sold for 340 TL (delivery included) for 150-160 cm.
The bigger ones (170-180cm) are 420 TL.
Those trees also come in a pot.

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