Gallery: Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

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.

In Los Angeles the Living Christmas Company, which is in its third year, will deliver an evergreen to your home and pick it up again. You pick your species and size and they do all the rest. Once the tree becomes too large they donate it to the Urban Reforestation Project, which is supported by carbon tax credits. Prices range from $25 for a 2 foot tree to $125 for an eight footer that is sure to make the neighbors jealous.

In Portland, Oregon the Original Living Christmas Tree Company has been renting trees for nineteen years. They deliver one of seven species to your front door for $90. After the holidays they pick it up and plant it in an urban park or garden to improve local watershed.


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

    Renting includes delivery and pick-up.

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