Oh, Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree — why do you cost $1,000?
That’s the price one Christmas tree vendor in Greenwich Village, Heather Neville, is charging for her tallest tree, a rare white fir.
“They are not a traditional Christmas tree, so they are harder to get,” she told the Post about the white fir. “Not many farmers grow them. To find a good one is difficult.” Neville is charging $77-a-foot for the 13-foot tree, which brings the price to $750, plus an additional $250 for delivery, installation and a generous Christmas tip.
Though this particular pricey tree has not yet sold (that we know of), Neville told the Post that someone did buy a $500, 13-foot Nordmann fir tree from her just a few days ago.
Unless these Christmas trees are magic and never shed needles all over the house, we tend to agree with a Con Ed worker, who told the Post — rather eloquently — that “She’s catering to rich people or she is just after the money… A tree is a tree, and there is no difference.” Amen to that. [NYP]