Why Choose a Live Christmas Tree

The holiday season is upon us...

Time to hang up the lights, listen to a few holiday classics, and complete Christmas shopping. It’s also time to put up the tree. But should you select an artificial tree or a real one?

At ServeScape, we’re fans of planting holiday joy with live trees. Here are three top reasons why choosing a live Christmas tree is one of the best ways for you and your family to celebrate this holiday season. 

1. Live trees can be enjoyed after the holidays.

Live Christmas trees, like blue point junipers, are beautiful indoors during the holiday season. Bring your tree in for a couple of weeks, trim it up with lights, and add your favorite ornaments. 

The best part? These trees are also sustainable. After the big day, take them outside to plant, adding organic compost around the roots to help them grow healthy and strong. You and your family can then enjoy watching the tree grow year after year.  



This tree adds value to your landscape. It also reminds your family of the amazing time you had together. 

2. They offer a fresh, woody fragrance.

There’s a quality that artificial trees just can’t compete with -- and that’s the aroma of a live Christmas tree. Bring back memories of Christmas past with family or friends as the smell of your live Christmas tree drifts through your home.


Conifers have a fresh outdoor smell (unlike that plastic smell of artificial trees). Why? Live Christmas trees such as pines or firs produce terpenes. Terpenes are a class of molecules. These molecules give off a sharp and sweet Christmas tree scent.

3. Purchasing live trees supports local growers. 

When you buy a live tree, you support local Georgia growers. At ServeScape, all of our trees are sourced from Georgia farmers. It’s part of our quest to grow beautiful and resilient landscapes for all of #Atlanta.

Each quality tree is selected by our expert team. There’s no big box store overhead here. We go directly to the grower so you get better plants at a better price. Plus, when you purchase locally, your tree is better suited to the soil conditions to thrive. 

How to care for a live Christmas tree

Once you have a live tree in your home, take steps to ensure that it thrives. Here are our top care tips for your live tree:  

  • Only water when dry (most conifers do not like to be overwatered).
  • Set up away from heaters or vents to avoid drying out branches. 
  • Make sure you have something like a tray or cork to protect your floor from dirt/water.

At ServeScape, all live Christmas trees get delivered right to your door with a free bag of organic compost so you can plant the tree after the big day. 

Each order comes with a bag of Barefoot Organic compost and a Stuckey's pecan log! Order at ServeScape.com by Wednesday, Dec. 15th to get it delivered in time for the big day.