Rent Your Christmas Tree This Season

Decorated Christmas tree, for rent your Christmas tree story
Decorated Christmas tree, for rent your Christmas tree story

For many decades, Americans have had three choices in Christmas trees for their homes during the holiday season: a real, cut tree, an artificial tree or a living tree. Each has its drawbacks.

A real tree turns into a fire hazard and a landfill filler. Artificial trees are made of plastic, made overseas, take up storage space and don't always look that authentic. A living tree needs to be planted afterward.

Now, several firms on the West Coast have taken a new, greener approach to the festivities by renting live trees. The trees are delivered to homes in pots, and picked up after the season is over.