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#1 of 6 Old 11-30-2008, 05:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am hoping for some suggestions.

We previously lived with my step-MIL for the last 2 years, and before that we had a fake tree (as did step-MIL). When we moved in with her, we gave it away, as well - it was good but i had such a hard time "fixing holes".

I would love a real Christmas tree... but problem is - my hubby can not be around pine.

So, before i go and drop $25 on some cheap fake tree, is there any natural sources of non-pine trees? Or, maybe a non-tradition tree to use that i cant for the life of me, think of?

Thanks for the suggestions in advance!

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Does it have to be a tall one? I just got a rosemary plant in the shape of a Christmas tree, but it's only about 2' tall. My DH doesn't react to that in the same way he would a pine tree, and we can use it to cook with.

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Does your dh react to redwood or cedar? The nursery I used to work in sold both redwoods and cedars as living christmas trees in addition to the more typical Douglas firs and noble pines.

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I was also going to suggest cedar- is it just pine he cannot be around?
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Yes, just pine that he is against.

looks like i'll call around tomorrow about those suggested here - THANKS!

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Honestly, based on where you are, eastern red cedar should be REALLY easy to find in someone's wooded yard, AND it is considered to be overabundant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniperus_virginiana

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