Irish company launch 'Rent a Tree' service for Christmas

Irish company launch 'Rent a Tree' service for Christmas
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A new service in Ireland has been launched just in time for the Christmas rush.

It's the time of year people are starting to decorate their home for the festive season.

If you haven't picked up your Christmas tree yet, fear not, there is plenty of options.

Real trees, fake trees, pre-lit trees, pre-decorated trees, pop-up trees - You name it, it's out there.


But now an Irish company are offering customers the chance to order a tree for the duration of Christmas and they can then give it back when they're done.

The cork based company has begun an eco-freindly, low waste, rent-a-tree company where you don't have to worry about recycling or storage costs in the new year.

Colm Crowley, who is making pot-grown trees available to Cork-based customers, says it cuts down on waste.

The service offers people a chance to rent a tree for three weeks and then return it.


He says people who get real trees can find it difficult to dispose of them when they're taken down.

Colm says the rented trees haven't been grown in a field.

"It's been grown in a pot since the very beginning, from a bare root.

"It's whole life has been in a pot so it increases it's chance of survival."