Because many people celebrate the Christmas holiday by decorating real or artificial trees and wreaths, the Christmas tree business is a booming one, at least for the months of November and December. Many businesses offer Christmas tree sales on the side, a business that thrives only in the last month of the year. The rest of the year, these businesses may offer landscaping or gardening services.
Christmas tree farms spend all year planting and cultivating trees such as Douglas and noble firs, pines, white spruces, and evergreens. Come winter, they allow people to come and choose their own tree out in the wild, provide a saw, and let them cut their own tree down. They can haul it back themselves, or ask for assistance. Another service may be wrapping of the tree and securing it via rope to the top of the customer's vehicle.
Christmas tree lots and home improvement stores offer pre-cut trees, like noble firs and pines. All the customer has to do is choose a short or tall one, get it wrapped, and have it secured to the vehicle. Many lots will offer to cut the trunk down so it can absorb water better in the stand.
Retailers and wholesalers sell ornaments, lights, angels, stars, and other holiday decor items to bring out the full potential of a Christmas tree. They may also sell supplies for flocking.
Christmas tree dealers usually put price tags on their trees, but they are not against bargaining, either. People who'd rather get an artificial tree can seek out the services of a department store or specialty Xmas shop. These trees can come in a box, for full assembly at home, or they can be pre-lit and pre-decorated, making the job much easier on busy families.