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For a Green Christmas, Try Renting a Tree

Movement gains traction among eco-friendly
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2010 6:02 PM CST

(Newser) – For those who want Christmas cheer but don't like the idea of killing a tree or buying an unrecyclable plastic replica, there's a third option: renting a live one. A number of firms have popped up offering to rent potted trees and replant them in nurseries after the holidays, reports USA Today.

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Some even keep track of individual trees so you can rent the same one again and again. The idea's not a new one, but it's gaining traction among the growing eco-friendly segment. And with 28 million real trees and 12 million fakes ones bought each year, the market seems to be there. (Read more Christmas tree stories.)

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