If tying a tree to your car is not your cup of tea, here’s a solution: a tree rental service with delivery to your door in time for Christmas, and pick up if you can’t be bothered dragging it to the curb after the holidays.
“We’ll drop it off and sometimes they have the tree stand ready, set up in their house,” said Ken Stuyt, owner of the Fallowfield tree farm.
“We go through the door, we pop it in, tighten it up and then all they have to do is decorate it.”
At Stuyt’s farm, picking out your own tree costs $50 to $60 dollars on average.
Having it delivered is usually an extra $20 if it’s within the Stittsville-Kanata-Barrhaven area.
“If it’s into Ottawa then it’s a little bit more,” Stuyt said.
A lot of seniors and people without cars who want a live tree are using this service.
Peggy Martin is in charge of getting a tree for the congregation at St. Aidan’s Anglican church in Elmvale, and they’ve ordered a 15-foot tree from Stuyt.
“We couldn’t transport it,” she said.
“We need five or six people to stand it up.”