Friday, November 10, 2006

A $400 Christmas tree ??

10 November

On a mission today to find something to liven up my front porch for the winter, I ventured into Sky Nursery. Right inside the front door were a pair of artificial Christmas trees (how does a nursery grow an artificial tree?). The LITTLE one was $399.95. That's at least 10 years' worth of real trees. And real trees smell good, generate oxygen, create local jobs, and decompose readily when they're shipped off to the landfill or compost heap. Are there really people who spend $400 + tax for something they have to store in a box 11 months out of a year that gives off toxic fumes and will never ever decompose? I guess there must be....

2 comments:

andrew said...

I let my wife talk me into a 8' Noble last year: $108. Not sure sure where you're picking up $40 trees these days! Chubby & Tubby us closed.

stokediam said...

I've never paid even $30 for a tree, much less $40. And only once did I shop at Chubby&Tubby!