The purchase of a Christmas
tree marks the beginning of the joyous holiday season. Consider the
following tips for making the event a lasting and memorable
Be sure you know what size
(height and width) you need before heading to the retail lot.
Smaller trees can make a great tabletop display for smaller
apartments or condos.
Do a freshness test on the
trees. Look for green needles that have a wonderful, christmas tree
Look for other indicators of
dryness or deterioration: excessive needle loss, discolored
foliage, musty odor, needle pliability and wrinkled bark. A good
rule of thumb is, when in doubt about the freshness of a tree,
select another one. If none of the trees on the lot look fresh, go
to another lot.
Involve the whole family in
the selecting process.
Now that you know how to pick your perfect tree, check out our
tips for caring for your real Christmas tree.