The debate about whether itís more environmentally friendly to have a live Christmas tree or an artificial one might finally be over thanks to a new option: renting one.
In cities across the United States and Canada including Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and Vancouver, you can rent a living Christmas tree. Unlike cut trees, the rented tree is a living, potted tree that is literally in a pot/container with the roots still intact and that is still growing.
Most companies offer the same service; they will deliver a living tree to you before Christmas and after the holidays, pick up the tree.
The cost of renting a tree is comparable to buying a traditional cut tree, although some companies charge a deposit fee. Some offer free delivery and pick up, while others charge for this.
As far as care and decoration of the tree, this also varies by company but all of them say no tinsel, keep it well watered and donít place it near a heater or fireplace.