Christmas tree vendors have a new major competitor this holiday season.
Amazon will sell and deliver full-sized live Christmas trees. They'll start sometime in November.
You'll be able to pick between various types of live trees – including Douglas firs, Norfolk Island pines, and Fraser firs. Amazon sold smaller live Christmas trees last year, but now they've gone to full size, whopping seven-foot tall trees.
The cost is pretty steep. For example, a seven-foot Fraser fir is going for $115.
Amazon will also offer buyers other holiday accessories like wreaths and garlands.
A spokesperson from the National Christmas Tree Association says that they’re not concerned because most people enjoy the tradition of going out and picking a tree themselves.
Online tree orders only accounted for around 2% of last year’s 27 million tree sales.
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