How to Buy a Real Christmas Tree Online in 2021 – The Hollywood Reporter


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What would the Christmas shopping season be without plucking (or cutting down) a festive fir tree from the bottom of a tree and waking up to the fresh scent of the coniferous forest? In addition to hunting for gifts and restocking groceries, buying a real, living Christmas tree online is another task to cheerfully check off your to-do list.

As the climate crisis comes to the fore, season after season, the debate continues over whether real trees are more sustainable than artificial ones. It is believed that cutting trees is always bad for the environment, but it is not always the case New York Times. Farmed Christmas trees help keep the air clean and provide a habitat for wildlife during their decades of life (they are also naturally biodegradable), while man-made plastic trees can also be environmentally friendly as they will be reused over many years (the problem is how to properly recycle them). BBCs Science focus points out that a living potted tree that can be reused or replanted can be the ideal option for environmentalists looking to keep their holiday tradition alive.

If you can’t take a tree on the roof of your car home with you (maybe you don’t have a vehicle) or if you’re too busy zooming through the snow, you don’t have to sweat. We’ve rounded up the best places to buy real Christmas trees online, as well as some man-made options if you’re looking for a reusable evergreen.

Whether table fir, short, strong spruce or towering Douglas fir, picked directly from the backdrop Eleven or A Christmas story, read on to find the best online stores to buy real and artificial Christmas trees. Note that live tree availability and shipping costs depend on your location, and some options may not be offered in some areas.

The best places to buy real Christmas trees online

Home depot

Home depot provides trees from 2.5 to 20 feet, and you can choose from six types of fir (Douglas, Fraser, Grand, Noble, Nordmann and Turkish) as well as pine and spruce. Free delivery is available in select states.

7 to 7.5 ft. Freshly cut Fraser Fir Live Christmas Tree

$ 159

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Lowe’s is available with free shipping in select states and features six types of fir trees (Douglas, Grand, Noble, Nordmann, and Fraser) between three and nine feet tall and three to six feet of spruce.

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5- to 6-ft. Fresh silver fir Christmas tree

$ 149

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Although you will only find fake fir trees in its IRL aisles, Target does offer real trees to National Plant Network buyers online. In addition to bulbs, flowers and wreaths, the bulk trader also sells freshly felled trees, including Fraser and Douglas fir and Scotch pine in tabletop up to seven foot options.

National Plant Network Live Michigan Douglas Fir 5-Ft.  Christmas tree

National Plant Network Live Michigan Douglas Fir 5-Ft. Christmas tree

$ 55

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Do you prefer a table-top-sized tree? Bloomscape has some of the best Christmas trees for small spaces, like this little yellow cypress that will brighten up your home with its citrus scent and a stylish planter (available in a range of chic hues).

Bloomscape Lemon Cypress Tree

Bloomscape Mini Yellow Cypress Tree

$ 38

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The Sill’s online plant shop Vacation Collection includes the Norfolk Island pine which is available in the pot design and color of your choice. There are also festive wreaths and scented candles for those who don’t want to commit themselves to caring for a year-round evergreen.

The Sill Norfolk Island Pine

The Sill Norfolk Island Pine

$ 57

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The popular online flower delivery service FTD also has a selection of living mini trees, including a juniper bonsai and an Alberta spruce with small paper ornaments and fairy lights.

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FTD juniper bonsai tree

$ 65

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The best artificial Christmas trees to buy online

Balsam Hill Artificial Christmas tree made from European silver fir

Fancy a Hallmark channel-worthy setup? This European silver fir tree from Balsam Hill – a favorite among Hollywood set designers – is available in sizes from 1.2 to 2.80 m and comes with a storage bag.

Balsam Hill Artificial Christmas tree made from European silver fir

Balsam Hill Artificial Christmas tree made from European silver fir


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National Tree Company 7.5 foot Carolina pine with clear lights

This 7.5 foot fake Carolina pine Christmas tree (also available in 6.5 and 7 foot sizes) has a 61 inch base and is decorated with 750 white lights and pine cones.

National Tree Company Artificial Carolina Pine with clear light

National Tree Company 7.5-ft. Carolina Pine Tree with clear lights

$ 348.95


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Wondershop Four-Foot Unlit New Growth Artificial Christmas tree made from balsam fir

When the sparse tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas is your decoration inspiration, target brand Wondershop’s four foot artificial balsam fir tree offers a more filled in version (better for all of your brightly colored ornaments) and is great for small spaces.

Wondershop Artificial Christmas tree made of balsamic fir with 4 feet

Wondershop 4-ft. Unlit artificial Christmas tree made from balsam fir

$ 75

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Best choice products Pink artificial Christmas tree full of fir trees

Fancy a Pink Panther vacation? The pink Christmas tree from Best Choice Products is available in heights of 1.8 m and 2.50 m and contains 1,477 or more tips for hanging your Christmas baubles.

Best choice products Pink artificial Christmas tree full of fir trees

Best choice products Pink artificial Christmas tree full of fir trees

$ 69.99


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Brylanehome Pre-decorated, pre-lit, six foot tall artificial Christmas tree

All of the hard decorating work is now done for you pre-lit artificial Christmas tree it is adorned from top to bottom with festive ribbons and ornaments. It’s available in two-, four-, six-, and seven-foot sizes.

Brylanehome Christmas Fully decorated, 6-foot, pre-lit pop-up Christmas tree

Brylanehome Christmas Fully Decorated Pre-lit 6-Ft. Christmas tree

$ 130

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