Santa's Trees and owner Jim McLeod
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. Jim was proud that Santa's Trees was one of Williamson County’s first Christmas tree lots.
As the county has grown over time, so has Jim’s business. Santa's Trees has expanded from one lot to five lots, and includes two Brentwood locations, one Cool Springs location, one Franklin location and one Grassland location. Every Christmas, Jim's 44 staff members are eager to share in the holiday experience. They include seasonal workers, such as teachers and musicians, who come back each year to work at the lot. A dozen employees have been with Santa’s Trees for at least five years, and four employees 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 Fraser Fir Christmas trees. They are freshly cut every week, with a dark green color, lush foliage, excellent needle retention and strong branches. The trees’ ability to withstand heavy ornaments makes them a top seller. Fraser Firs are considered to be the most top-of-the-line Christmas trees available, and they aren't sold anywhere else in Williamson County.
So come on down to one of Jim's lots, say hello, and check out some of the beautiful products. Santa's Trees has loved being a part of your holiday tradition for the last 27 years and can't wait to share many more Christmases with Williamson County's wonderful families!