Why would I want to rent a living Christmas tree?
Rent a Living Christmas Tree LLC has been started to help you celebrate an
Eco - friendly and convenient Christmas season.
By renting a live, pot grown tree, which will continue to keep growing outside long after the Christmas period, you are not only saving a tree from being destroyed but you are helping the environment. After the holidays the tree will return to our nursery in the forest and keep producing oxygen, thus improving the air quality, and the wildlife will welcome it back and continue using the tree as habitat.
Most of our trees have been growing in pots in our nursery, and their roots have not been disturbed. This will ensure that the trees have the best chance when they are planted in the ground once they get too big for the Christmas tree rental program. We are networking with the community to have those trees used in landscaping. These trees are also available to our customers after the holidays at very attractive prices. You can plant them in your yard to enhance your property. Call us after the holidays to see our available tree inventory.
We care for our trees by hand pruning them carefully to maintain a somewhat slender shape so as to fit better in your home. A regular watering and fertilization program keeps them healthy and in good condition. While all living trees will shed some needles, a big advantage of renting a potted live tree for the holidays, is that the needle drop is minimal if it is watered regularly. Please follow our care instructions.
Hand in hand with this ecologically friendly choice goes convenience. Your tree arrives in your driveway, ready to put in place. Your car and your house full of old needles will be a thing of the past because your living tree will stay green and fresh and is also minimizing the fire danger.
How can I rent a living Christmas tree?
Click on the name of the tree you would like in the "Product Categories" in the wide red band on the left. It's easy and fun to rent your tree on line. You can also scroll down through the "Types of Trees" gallery and find out which would suit your needs best. Each tree is unique and may vary from the photograph. Leave us a message if you have specific preferences or question.
Cost: Renting a live potted tree will cost approximately that of a cut tree from a tree lot. A delivery charge is added for all locations. the Order Section will itemize the individual shipping charge. This way you have not only the convenience of the tree being delivered and picked up, but you are helping to protect our resources and environment. We ask We ask that you use LED lights which are much more energy efficient and protect the tree. We carry LED lights. If you need lights please order them with your tree so they can be delivered to you at the same time. You do not need to return the lights, they will be yours to use for many a Christmas yet to come.
Delivery: We begin delivery on November 29. The tree will be delivered to your driveway. Please check the delivery options and mark the date of your preference. We cannot guarantee the date, but we will make every effort to deliver your tree according to your wishes. Please fill out the address section carefully, there is an area to add additional directions and gate codes if necessary. This option appears at the end of the completed ordering process. Remember that all delivery fees are NON REFUNDABLE, for any reason, once the tree has left the nursery.
Delivery Policy: Our website prices include tree delivery to your driveway. If you are requesting in-home delivery you must fill out the In-Home Delivery Waiver which the driver will provide when he arrives. In-home deliveries are not guaranteed, they are solely made at the discretion of the driver. If in-home, or in-office assistance is required a $5.00 fee is applied, payable to the driver. No deliveries to second story facilities are offered at this time.
If a delivery cannot be made because the customer is not home, the "ok to leave in the driveway" was not selected, or the gate code was not provided, the re-delivery charge for your area will be applied. Remember that all delivery fees are NON REFUNDABLE, for any reason, once the tree has left the nursery.
Delivery Zone: At this time we serve the San Francisco South Bay area, the Monterey Peninsula, Santa Cruz, and Salinas. Please check with the "Zip Code Star" on the homepage to see if your address qualifies. We take phone orders for delivery along the Highway 1 and 101 corridors from Carmel to Santa Cruz and San Jose. We will deliver to adjacent zip codes if ten (10) or more trees are ordered for same area, same day delivery and same day pick up. Special arrangements have to be made. Please contact us and we will try to accommodate your needs.
Pick up: We will pick the trees up between the January 2nd and January 10th. Please specify if you have any special pick up needs. This is especially important if you plan to go away for the holidays and can not water the tree. We offer early pick up between Christmas and New Year, reservations have to be made for pick up between Dec. 27 & 30. The regular pick up schedule is posted on our website's Home Page on December 30. Please put the tree by your front door the night before your pick up date. Be sure to remove all your decorations and lights, and water the tree. Give us a call if the tree has not been picked up by January 15th.
Purchase: Every year we are selling some of our trees which have grown too large to qualify for our tree rental program. Call us after the holidays to see our available tree inventory.
Terms and Conditions: More details are specified in the Terms and Conditions Agreement.