How about this idea, renting the same potted Christmas tree every year? There is a company, London Christmas Tree Rental that gives customers the opportunity to do just that! I read about this innovative company in the Van Trump Report. That is a news letter I subscribe to that is emailed every morning. The emphasis is news that affects grain and livestock markets along with business and economic news. However, there are always other interesting stories too, like this one.

London Christmas Tree Rental was founded in 2018 by Jonathan Mearns and Catherine Loveless. They were walking the streets of London after Christmas and saw piles of Christmas trees waiting to be hauled to the land fill. They began thinking there must be a better way! Here is how it works. You contract with them and pick out a potted tree. It is delivered or picked up with instructions on how to take care of it. After Christmas they pick it up or you drop it off at a hub and they take care of it until the next year.

Apparently the potted tree rental starts at $60 and goes up from there along with a $30 deposit. It must be popular in London because they are sold out for this Christmas. It would be interesting to see if this idea would catch on in Minnesota? Personally I do not have any concerns about cutting a real Christmas tree. it will quickly decompose in a few years and be recycled plus, Christmas tree farms plant replacement trees every year too!

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