The benefits of living Christmas trees are many. A living Christmas tree is a tree rooted and potted in a pot instead of fresh cut in water. Living Christmas trees will remain living far after Christmas. The neat part is that living Christmas trees create a tradition for your family to pass on for years. The tree becomes a member of the family to be looked upon throughout the year with fond memories of Christmas past, and the anticipation of making fond memories of future Christmas celebrations. A living Christmas tree adorns your yard or patio as a focal point during the year, can provide shelter and food for birds and is the "greenest" way to do Christmas.