Andrew Michler

Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

by , 12/18/10
filed under: Green Home decor

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San Francisco has a bit of a twist on the concept by offering locally appropriate trees to rent. For $60 you can pick up a leafy conifer suitable for the warm wet climate, which is later donated to the Friends of the Urban Forest. The trees are planted on the famously hilly streets to help keep the air and water clean, provide habitat, cool the city down, and generally make everyone a bit happier.

Other programs exist in Seattle where they tree are donated for salmon watersheds, Monterey Bay CA, British Columbia, Mexico City, and there are a few in England.

Now most trees are not great about being indoors so there are a few things to consider: Being alive, tree like water — not too much but defiantly not too little. You’ll have to water every couple of days — if the needles start coming off its too late. Keep them away from hot spots like air registers and fireplaces, and in cold climates it’s suggested that a potted tree spend only five days indoors or the shock of putting it outside again could harm it.

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  1. plant tree service plant tree service July 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Renting includes delivery and pick-up.
    http://plantman.com/live-christmas-tree.html

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