For those of you who can't imagine a Christmas without a real tree, but still want to be mindful of the environment, City Tree Delivery, Inc. is a great sustainability-minded resource for locally grown Christmas trees, wreathes and garlands. They deliver straight to your door for added convenience!
City Tree Delivery, Inc. offers free Chicago area delivery for all trees, stands, wreaths, garland, LED lights and accessories. City Tree also offers "premium delivery," which includes delivery of all products to your home, tree setup in the stand, and tree placement in the desired location within your home (which for our family is always the hardest part of getting the tree). When you're done with the tree there is also a tree removal service ($34.95), which includes removing the tree from the stand, placing the empty tree into the disposal bag and taking it to a recycling facility. All the trees, wreaths and garlands are grown locally in the Midwest to reduce the carbon impact of shipping and delivery.
The company has taken their sustainable brand beyond the trees and through their business by being a member of 1% for the Planet, has partnered with Trees for the Future, they aim to have a 2:1 ratio of trees planted versus sold, use only recycled paper and offsets it's entire carbon footprint (including transportation) with TerraPass.
Deliveries occur on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and all day on Saturday & Sunday. Check out the website to see if your zip code falls in the standard delivery zone.
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