Yep, it's true. Amazon is shipping seven-foot Christmas trees this year. The trees will be offered in both Douglas firs and Norfolk Island pines. They will be bound and shipped without water in the Amazon box, with the company promising they’ll be fine since they’ll be sent within ten days of being cut down, if not earlier.
Their trees, wreaths and garlands are set to hit the market in November, and you may even be able to get free shipping if you’re a Prime member. The seven-foot Fraser fir will cost $115, and a wreath will be sold for $50.
This actually isn’t the first time Amazon has sold trees, but it is the first time they are delivering such large ones. In the past, Amazon only sold trees shorter than three-feet.
I don't know if this is going to have that much of an impact on the local Christmas tree market. After all, a big part of the experience is going to pick out a tree and cutting it down.