If you are still wondering about using real or fake Christmas trees, your best option is potted living one. It is a great alternative to other types of trees. Although it depends on the availability of land and the climate in the area you live in, living trees can be the solution to this problem. You can bring a living tree into your home for 10 days or so. After the holiday season is over and it is time to dispose of the tree, you can replant it. If you do not have the land to do this, you can take it to the local park departments in your city. It is very likely that your tree will be accepted for planting after Christmas.