Everyone is probably familiar with the mountains of Christmas trees that lie on the streets of Munich in January. If you think about it for a while, the idea of putting a real tree in your living room for such a short period of time just because it looks nice seems rather silly.

In total, around 30 million trees end up in the bin in Germany every year. We can all do something to reduce this number again this year: rent Christmas trees instead of buying them.

Rent Christmas trees online:

We should keep sustainability in mind, especially during the most consumer-rich time of the year: Christmas. This starts with the choice of presents and ends with the Christmas tree. Because it doesn't have to end up as a dried-up heap of misery on the side of the road. To be sustainable, you can rent a fir tree. Tree nurseries and Christmas tree rental companies are committed to ensuring that they can live on after Christmas. With sufficient care at home, the trees can survive the time indoors and be used again next year.

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Christmas tree friends

The name says it all: The Christmas tree friends are also committed to living Nordmann and Fraser fir trees. You can rent potted Christmas trees via the website, which are delivered to and collected from your doorstep. Depending on the size, the trees cost between 70 and 105 euros and come in a red pot.

Christmas tree sale Thalkirchen & Christmas tree sale at Sax

At the Christmas tree sales in Thalkirchen and at Sax in the Glockenbachviertel, you can buy organic trees as well as conventional trees and rent live trees in pots. All trees are sourced from Werner Wesslau near Rosenheim. After Christmas, the rented tree is replanted in a small wooded area near Lake Tegernsee and can grow as tall as it likes.

Schwanenland nursery in Zorneding

In Zorneding near Ebersberg, you can choose a Christmas tree in a pot from the Schwanenland tree nursery every Saturday in Advent. If you don't have a car and live in the district of Ebersberg or in the east of Munich, the tree you want can also be sent to you. The trees cost between 48 and 70 euros. You will have to pay extra for the delivery and collection service. If you fall in love with a tree, you can reserve it for next year after returning it if you wish.

Tip: No matter which provider you choose, you always have the option of buying the tree and planting it yourself. Then nothing stands in the way of a merry Christmas with the most beautiful and sustainable tree! 🎄

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