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Amazon’s virtual Christmas tree farm opens for business

BY Deena M. Amato-McCoy

Amazon wants a piece of the fresh Christmas tree market.

The online giant on Thursday started selling live, full-size Christmas trees. Though a partnership with Hallmark, Amazon is selling is the exclusive supplier to Amazon fresh-cut Christmas trees ranging between 6 ft. and 7 ft. The trees, which range in price from $99 to $109, ship free for Amazon customers.

Customers can choose from Balsam Firs, Black Hills Spruce, Black Hills Spruce Sno-Tips, or Fraser Firs. Amazon is also selling 3 ft. to 4 ft. Black Hills Spruce Sno-Tips, Black Hills Spruces and Scotch Pines. The Christmas trees begin shipping Wednesday, Nov. 21, and each shipment is packed with a biodegradable tree removal bag and tree preservative.

Amazon’s Hallmark Christmas assortment also includes fresh holiday wreaths and flowers, including poinsettia plants, cards, ornaments and gift wrap, according to the company.

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