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How to Pick the Best Christmas Tree

How to Pick the Best Christmas Tree

How to pick the best Christmas tree.
Bend a needle in half with your fingers; fresh firs should snap, while fresh pines bend and should not break. Make sure the needles are secure. To find the best Christmas tree that will last the longest, gently grab the inside of a branch and pull your hand toward you. The needles should stay on the tree.
Here are the top five longest lasting Christmas trees:
  • Concolor Fir. This tree is has soft, blue-green needles and smells like oranges when you first bring it into the house.
  • Fraser Fir. ...
  • Douglas Fir. ...
  • Scotch Pine. ...
  • Spruce.

The best tree for ornament hanging.

Fraser Fir. Frasers are known as the “cadillac” of Christmas trees. They have the best needle retention and great smell, but are generally priced higher than other species. The branches of Frasers are commonly more “open” and are quite strong, making them a good choice for ornaments.

When is a good time to put your tree up?

In America, many families put up their tree the week before Thanksgiving – the fourth Thursday of November. In many places, people put their trees up at the beginning of Advent – the fourth Sunday before Christmas. In Australia, the tree is usually put up on December 1, about a week before the school summer holidays.

What size tree should I get?

If you have standard 8-foot ceilings and want the tallest Christmas tree your room will allow, you can choose a 7 ½-foot tree and still have a six-inch clearance for your tree stand and topper. A 7 ½-foot Christmas tree is the perfect size for 9-foot ceilings.

How to measure for a tree skirt.

First, measure the outer diameter of the tree stand to make sure the skirt will completely cover it. The skirt should extend beyond it by several inches because it will have to drape down to the floor as well. To ensure a balanced, coordinated look,measure the diameter around the tips of the tree's longest branches.

Good luck with this exciting adventure. Christmas tree shopping for me has always been the kick off of the holiday season. I cant wait!

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