Many local families make picking out a fresh cut Christmas tree from Santa’s Trees an annual tradition. It’s also a tradition for Santa’s Trees to give back to the Williamson County community that continues to support the seasonal business.
For the past 13 years, Santa’s Trees, Brookside Properties and Walgreens at 530 Cool Springs Blvd. have joined together to spread holiday cheer that extends well beyond the Christmas season. Each year, a donation representing a portion of tree sales is made to Centennial High School by Santa’s Trees and Brookside Properties. “We love seeing local families each year and being a part of their Christmas traditions, so it’s wonderful to give back to the community with these yearly donations,” said Santa’s Trees Owner Jim McLeod.
This year’s donation of $3,500 was recently presented to Centennial High School’s Principal Dr. Meghan Sanders. “Centennial High School is truly grateful for the generosity of our long-standing community partners, Santa’s Trees, Brookside, and Walgreens, who continually invest in our students and in our school community,” said Sanders. “Through their support, we are able to fund initiatives that enrich our students’ academic opportunities at CHS.”
“With the continued efforts of Santa’s Trees and the graciousness of Walgreens allowing the use of their parking area, we are thrilled to be able to contribute to Centennial High School another year,” said Amy McDade, Commercial Property Manager | Affiliate Broker at Brookside Properties, Inc. “We look forward to working with Jim McLeod and Walgreens to maintain this tradition for many more years to come.”
Santa’s Trees – now in its 35th year of business – also donates to Brentwood High School, Hillsboro High School, East Magnet School, Rutland Elementary, and Gladeville Elementary. To date, more than $275,000 has been donated
About Santa’s Christmas Trees
At age 17, Jim McLeod thought it would be fun to set up a small lot and sell Christmas trees. In years past, he had sold trees as a part-time job and enjoyed it enough to venture out on his own. So he got to work and established his first lot on Hillsboro Road at Grassland in 1985.
In 35 years, Santa’s Trees has expanded from one lot to eight lots, including Brentwood, Cool Springs, Grassland, Mt Juliet, Hendersonville, and three locations in Nashville. Every Christmas, Jim’s 100 plus staff members known as Treemen are eager to share in the holiday experience. These Treemen include seasonal workers, such as teachers, landscapers and musicians, who come back each year to work at the lot. Thirty Treemen have been with Santa’s Trees for at least five years, and twelve have been there for 12 years or more. They say there’s nothing better than selling the centerpiece to so many families’ holidays, and that’s why they love their job so much.
Not only does Santa’s Trees make tree-shopping enjoyable and informative, it offers a high-quality product at a great value. Since Santa’s Trees began in 1985, Jim has prided himself on selling only premium trees that are freshly cut every week, with a dark green color, lush foliage, excellent needle retention and strong branches. For additional information, contact Jim McLeod at 615.202.5350 or visit www.santaschristmastrees.com.