If you would like to get back to earlier traditions of the holiday season, your chance is coming up on Saturday in the Saskatoon area.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is holding a Christmas tree harvest Saturday afternoon between 1 and 3. Evergreen trees don't typically occur this far south in the Aspen Parkland ecoregion, so their presence can negatively affect habitat for the plants and animals that live there. Spruce trees may alter the soil chemistry when they shed their needles. It's free to chop down your own tree on NCC's Messier property, about 40 minutes northeast of Saskatoon during this event. Sign up ahead of time at: https://events.natureconservancy.ca/al-event/christmas-tree-extravaganza/