If you ask Neal McDonough, there’s no point in looking any further than the Wilshire Rotary tree lot 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. for your annual holiday tree.
“My wife Ruvé and I cannot wait to get our tree this year,” said the Hancock Park resident. “It’s a great way to give back to the community by supporting Rotary and the LAPD’s shoe drive. It’s also lots of fun for the kids, and it’s always great to run into old pals there.”
To make sure customers get the freshest trees, traditional Noble and Douglas firs are cut and loaded onto the truck from a tree farm in Oregon and arrive in L.A. three days later, said Wendy Clifford, chairman.
This season, Rotary is also adding Silvertip and Nordmann firs to its list of tree offerings. Deliveries will be made on Dec. 6, 13 and 18.
Last year, Rotary donated 20 Christmas trees to people who could not afford one. This year, the donated trees will have decorations made by several local Girl Scout troops.
Earn a 10 percent discount on trees and wreaths through Wed., Dec. 11 when you bring a new pair of children’s shoes. The Wilshire Rotary-sponsored shoe drive is for LAPD Olympic Division’s “Operation Shoes from Santa,” which collects shoes for school-age children. Shoes will be distributed at the Olympic station on Dec. 12.