Living Trees for Christmas

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Overview

Overview

Every year in the U.S., 33 million holiday trees are grown, chopped down, and sold. It takes an average of 7 years to grow a tree, which ultimately ends up on the curb. 9.5 million plastic-artificial trees are sold each year, 80% of which are imported from China. Because of this, many people are bucking this wasteful practice by choosing to bring holiday cheer into their home with living, potted trees. Not only are living trees more eco-friendly, but, unlike artificial trees, they are grown in the U.S. and support the local economy! As a green alternative to artificial and cut trees, OCF will provide living trees this holiday season! You can rent a live tree for the month of December and feel great that your tree will one day be planted in a local school or park. Many types of living trees living xmas tree2will be available including the "non-traditional" options like Olives (the tree of peace). More traditional options include conifers such as Redwoods, Western Red Ceders, and Itialian Stone Pines. Delivery and pick up services will also be available!

 

By getting a live tree from OCF this year, you will be: Supporting a healthy urban forest Adding holiday cheer to your home with a living xmas tree vs. a dead/artificial one Helping to reduce waste by choosing a sustainable option Some additional benefits of choosing a live tree for the holidays this year include: Clean air in your home Less of a fire hazard Less mess If you take advantage of our delivery and pick up services, living trees are very convenient! In the coming months, living trees will be available to order online. Photos and descriptions of all trees will also be posted.

Please fill out our form in the next tab to order, donate, or have any questions. Please contact Ben Heistein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any specific questions about the program.

 

Order from OCF

Order From OCF

If you would like to order a tree from OCF, or donate a tree your purchased elsewhere after the holidays, please contact us using the following form.

 

 

 

 

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Western Red Cedar 8'

Thuja plicata 'Emerald Cone'

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Western Red Cedar 6'-7'

Thuja plicata 'Emerald Cone'


 

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Redwood 'Aptos Blue' 6'

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Monterey Cypress 6' 

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Kusamaki 6'- 7'

Podocarpus macrophyllus


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Strawberry Madrone 6'- 7'

Arbutus 'Marina'

 

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Fruitless Olive Bush 3'- 4' 

Tree of Peace

 

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Deodar Cedar 3'- 4'

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Carolina Cherry 3'- 4'

Prunus caroliniana  


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Italian Stone Pine (Tabletop 18")

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Bottle Tree 6'

Brachychiton populenus


 

 

 

 

 

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(408) 998-7337
1590 Las Plumas Ave
San Jose, CA 95133
Nursery: 1000 Spring St.