We have an artificial tree at my house and have had one for the past 20 years – since my oldest daughter was born. I have been craving and yearning for a live tree again, mostly for the amazing smell of evergreen that permeates a house with a live tree.
For people in Mexico City who want a live tree but don’t want to destroy one, they have an option in the name of Siempre Verde. They can “rent” a tree for the holidays,
They plant a Douglas Fir tree. When it is in full bloom, they take if from the ground with care so that their roots are kept intact, and place it inside a pot. They deliver it to any address in Mexico City within the first seven days of December. After Christmas, between january 8th and 15th they take it to its original soil. That way the tree is always alive.
I hope there are places in the U.S. that do this, too. If someone wants to start a new business, this should be one to consider!!