Urban Roots Community Garden Center, located at 428 Rhode Island St. is the is selling living Christmas trees.
Urban Roots receives the trees from a grower from the Southern Tier area and the trees are shipped with their roots intact.
“A living tree is not only good for the buyer, but for the environment as well,” said Bryan LoVullo, a yard manager at the garden center who also runs some of the workshops at the center.
“It’s good for the environment because the roots are still intact so no garbage or debris is left after pulling them.”
The trees are a few feet tall, but can grow up to 8 feet or taller but they can last for 80 years.
“Since the trees are made to grow outdoors, it would be best to keep the tree inside for only 7 to 10 days then plant it outside to keep them from dying,” said LoVullo.Varieties include Colorado blue spruce, white spruce and Douglass Fir and are sold for $65.99 each. By Joshua Clegatt