You Can Now Pre-Order a 7-Foot-Tall Live Christmas Tree From Amazon

published Sep 13, 2018
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It’s not even technically fall yet, but Amazon is already in the Christmas spirit. The online retailer announced that they will be shipping live trees this holiday season—and that they will be up to seven feet tall.

The selection will include Douglas fir and Norfolk Island pines, AP reports. During the 2017 holiday season, Amazon sold living versions of trees under three feet tall (some third-party merchants sold bigger ones), and is crediting last year’s popularity for this year’s supersized addition.

The trees (along with garlands, wreaths, and other holiday plants) will go on sale at the end of November and are now available for pre-order. Some will be Prime eligible, and will ship within 10 days of being cut. AP previously noted that a seven-foot Fraser fir will retail for $115. Right now, you can order trees that are retailing between $34.99 and $115. There are tiny trees under 4′, while other trees are as big as 7’5″. Amazon has Fraser Firs, Balsalm Firs, and Black Hills Spruce available for purchase.

2017’s Christmas tree shortage is set to continue through this holiday season—and possibly for another decade—since fewer trees were planted during the height of the recession. If that’s the case, preordering could be a good idea, since buying early is one of the tips we shared last year.

If you’d rather go artificial (the real ones have bugs, you know), Lifestyle editor Taryn Williford recommends going natural instead of whimsical. Our 2017 guide has a bunch more options from different retailers, ranging from believable to rose gold and rainbow.

Right now, you can check out all of the real Christmas trees available for pre-order on Amazon. You can pre-order a real Hallmark Christmas Fraser Fir tree for $109.99. Amazon currently has the delivery dates for pre-orders set for between November 19 and November 21.

Or you could just get a pineapple.