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Amazon Will Ship You a Live Christmas Tree

September 27, 2018

What’s in the giant Amazon box at your door? This holiday season, it might be your Christmas tree.

Amazon will wrap and ship fresh-cut, full-size Christmas trees beginning in November, according to the Associated Press.

A 7-foot Fraser fir from a North Carolina farm will reportedly cost $115.

Amazon says the Christmas trees will be bound and shipped without water in the usual sort of box. Amazon said they’ll be sent within 10 days of being cut down, possibly even sooner, and should survive the shipping just fine.

In addition to trees, Amazon will also sell wreaths, garlands and holiday decorative flowers. Some items will be eligible for free shipping through Amazon’s Prime service. Amazon will reportedly offer pre-orders for customers to set a delivery date.

According to statement from Amazon published on CNet, “Amazon offers a variety of trees, such as the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree from Costa Farms, which is 10″-14″, for those looking for something small, as well as trees ranging from two feet up to seven feet across Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, and Norfolk Island Pines.”

This is actually not the first time the retailer has sold live trees. Last year it sold trees under three feet, and other sellers sold larger ones through their marketplace. The company said that given the popularity among customers, they increased the assortment.

While buying a tree online may at first blush seem like a convenience, the reality is that the process of selecting and bringing home a live Christmas tree is a fun ritual that some families won’t skip.

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