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Living Holiday Trees

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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. 

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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.

Resources

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

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