Arlington Christmas tree lot giving away free trees Friday, Saturday

Still need a Christmas tree? Act fast and you might be in luck -- if you're near Arlington, Virginia. reports the Arlington South Lions Club is giving away free trees on Friday and Saturday. The organization has been selling the trees to support its numerous efforts to help the community, but they decided to drop the price and offer them up for free.

Emily Carnes with the Arlington South Lions Club said she would rather see the trees go to a good home, especially for those who can't afford one, before they head to a mulcher.

"We really want people to feel that this tree is theirs, whichever tree they want, and they don't have to feel the need to donate if it's something not in their budget this year," said Carnes.

A post on their website as of December 18 said the Lions Club still had over 500 Fraser Fir trees available, along with some "really tall" Balsam Fir trees. Ackland reports the trees were all looking beautiful on Friday, and there are still plenty to go around.

Anyone who wants a free tree should stop by the South Arlington Lions Club lot, located at 3445 Washington Blvd. (American Legion Post 139 in Virginia Square), from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday or 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Donations will still be accepted, but are not required to receive a tree.