Trees, mankind’s greatest enemy, are finally on the ropes thanks to global warming. Teach your children how to hunt the last of these enormous carbon dioxide junkies with today's side deal: for $10, you get $20 towards a Christmas tree at Ballyntyne Tree Farm. Family-owned by the Kreitzberg family since 1976, Ballyntyne Tree Farm decks any hall with a selection of approximately 15,000 trees. Peruse more than 10 acres of holiday greenery amid a scenic setting while enjoying toasty bonfires, free hot apple cider, and a dog playground. Three tree varieties are available: the Noble Fir ($35), Grand Fir ($25), and Douglas Fir ($20). Ballyntyne's staff will kindly help customers cut their future ornament showcase from the soil, net them for easy transportation, and measure geometric angles to ensure that they boast a perfect isosceles shape. Convenient hours of operation allow for hassle-free hunting, and a pleasant bonfire will keep you warm while keeping the forest's herds of feral Frankensteins at bay. This Groupon expires on December 12, 2010 (the seasonal close date of Ballyntyne Tree Farm).
Ballyntyne Tree Farm
Upon their 40-acre parcel in South Salem, the Kreitzberg family sets aside 10 acres of land for other families–and their dogs–to come and explore more than 15,000 potential Christmas trees, including douglas firs, grand firs, and noble firs. A pond, a barn, and abundant wildlife swirl together to form a picturesque backdrop, and nearby, the Kreitzbergs manage warm bonfires and pass out complimentary hot apple cider and coffee.