This holiday season, instead of choosing between a live or an artificial Christmas tree, consider renting one instead. Live balled trees can be rented from local landscaping stores, and they will often deliver the tree and take it back after the Christmas holiday. If your local store doesn't have such a program, why not propose it and see if they'll go for it? It's a win-win for them: They get revenue for a tree they can't plant now and they also get it back. If you prefer an artificial tree, local prop houses (typically used by set designers) will often rent trees to the public at a tiny fraction of the cost. The benefit? When the holiday season is over, you can return it and not deal with storing it.
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