Christmas tree shopping goes digital

WASHINGTON — Sometimes buying a Christmas tree can be stressful.

First, you have to find a good tree lot. Then you have to schlep there with a car big enough to carry a tree. And when you get to the lot, the perfect fir might already be gone.

This holiday season, some lots are offering an alternative for people who would prefer to shop for a Christmas tree online.

Amazon Local has one deal starting at $55 for a 5-to 6-foot tree from Five Star Christmas Tree in Utah. Taller Fraser Firs go up to $75, and all come with free online tracking.

Orders must be placed by Nov. 22 for guaranteed delivery by the holiday season. So far, more than 12,000 people have purchased this deal.

Other online options include:

Christmas tree shoppers in Virginia are also in luck. Heavy rains in late spring and early summer will deliver a bountiful crop of Christmas trees this holiday season, experts say.

Virginia tree growers tell the Staunton News Record those rains came at just the right time. Expect to see a plenty of lush Norway spruce and firs this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP and @WTOPliving on Twitter.

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