This Christmas, Get a Living Tree Instead

Don't want to kill a tree, let it languish in your living room for a week, and then toss it to the curb? Rent a live Christmas tree instead.

It's December, and if you celebrate Christmas that means it's time to kill a tree, let it languish in your living room for a week, and then toss it on the curb. An estimated 32 million trees suffer this fate in America every year. The alternative—buying an artificial PVC tree from China—is even worse.

But you don't have to go treeless. In Los Angeles, The Living Christmas Company will bring you a live, potted Christmas tree for the holiday, pick it up when you're done with it, and replant it. Renting a tree is $25 to $125, depending on the species and size, and delivery runs around $40. Their fleet of delivery trucks runs on biodiesel, of course, and they'll even pick up any Goodwill donations you have while they're at it.

You can see a video on The Living Christmas Company below.


If you're not in Los Angeles, get on Google. Similar services exist in other areas, too.

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