Make lasting holiday memories with a Living Holiday Tree. Living trees keep their root systems, come in pots, and can be transplanted into the ground after the holidays.
Living holiday trees are a great way to give a gift that keeps giving for years. A tree given to a child can be watched and measured and becomes a magical part of childhood holiday memories. Employees can be honored with living trees too. Gift them in their pots, or plant that at your workplace and label with commemorative tags. Even if you don't have space for planting, a living holiday tree is a great idea. Schools, community organizations and even neighbors will usually gladly accept the donation of a tree.
Recommended Types of Trees
Starting in November, many stores sell Norfolk Island Pines as living holiday trees. While they are pretty in their small pots, if you plant them outside in South Florida after the holidays, they will grow to be very tall trees that are susceptible to hurricane damage. Our Urban Forester recommends a native tree instead. Examples of native trees that can be planted outdoors are Southern Red Cedar and Sand Pine.
You can check with local native nurseries for availability of these and other native trees.
Alexander Landscaping & Plant Farm Runway Growers, Inc
830 South Flamingo Road 2911 SW 36th Street
Davie, FL 33325 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone (954) 472-5039 Phone (954) 584-0269
Garden Gate Indian Trails Native Nursery
Pompano Square Mall 6315 Park Lane W
2251 N. Federal Hwy Lake Worth, FL 33467
Pompano Beach, FL 33062 Phone (561)248-6669
Phone: (954) 783-1189
More Seasonal Information
You can read all of our Urban Forester's holiday advice through Gene's Green Scene. Just click on the "holidays" label. Or, access these articles directly for more advice on greening your holiday routine!