Christmas Tree Rental On Shark Tank
Living Christmas Tree - Christmas Special #409 12/04/2012
Have you been to a landscape nursery lately? I have and there is nothing cheap about buying a nice living tree. On average an evergreen tree (the ones used for Christmas Tree's) grows only 1 foot per year. A typical 7' to 8' tree is at least 7 years old and if you think about it, it's a real shame that the majority of all Christmas tree's end up in the landfill after the Holiday's.
Even as a young kid I could never get over the fact that we threw something away that just a few weeks earlier was the center piece of the Holidays. My Mom actually agreed and the next Christmas we bought a live tree that was already sheared into a Christmas Tree. Even to this day I can still smell the aroma that filled our living room long after Christmas was over. She even decorated it during Easter. True Story. But by the time Summer came around our Live Tree wasn't doing so well living in the house and we ended up planting it in the backyard.
If there had been a business like the Living Christmas Tree back then it would of been the perfect alternative. You get all the benefit's of a real live tree but without all the trouble in keeping it alive til the next Holiday Season. Having a trained crew deliver it and then pick it up is also a great convenience when deciding on a live Christmas Tree verses a dead or fake one.
Start a Tradition - Rent a live Christmas Tree
"Scotty Claus" Martin is the ultimate Holiday Recycler. Each and every year his tree's serve their purpose and then have the chance to continue growing for another season. Every year that tree has saved the life of another tree that would of ended up in the landfill which makes this the ultimate "green" tree. He doesn't stop at just recycling Christmas Tree's, he also recycles ribbons, bows, wrapping paper and a bunch of unique ornaments. Scott will also have his elves pick up unwanted merchandise laying around and donate it to a charity making his service a perfect Eco-green company.
So how will the Shark Tank treat Scott Martin?
This is a tough one. I Love The Idea and the whole concept but I'm not exactly sure how you would go about taking this business and growing it to the financial numbers the Sharks are used to. They have a huge selection of recycled products that could be expanded on (easy to send anywhere) and possibly a franchise play on the Christmas Tree Rental Program? I'm not sure but it will be interesting to hear Martins plan on taking this unique business to the masses. This will give a lot of good publicity and awareness that there is an alternative to cutting down a tree just to throw it away a few weeks later.
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
Remember The Shark Tank Christmas Episode is this Tuesday, December 4th at 8 p.m.
Make sure you spread the word. The more of us watching this episode, the greater the chance the Shark Tank Show will get moved to a new and better time slot.