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 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 in November, says Amazon, and they will be available for preorder so that customers can choose a delivery date. Some will be Prime eligible, and will ship within 10 days of being cut. AP notes that a seven-foot Fraser fir will retail for $115.
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.
Or you could just get a pineapple.