Tips for Selecting a Live Christmas Tree

Want to know how to pick the best Christmas tree? Read the story below written by Julie Washington from The Plain Dealer.

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By Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer
on November 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM, updated November 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM

These tips and suggestions for selecting the perfect live Christmas tree come from the Davey Tree Expert Co. in Kent, the Holden Arboretum and Doityourself.com. They were first published in December, 2012.

1. Measure the space in your home where your tree will sit. A tree in the outdoors will look smaller than it will inside. Take a tape measure to the retail lot or tree farm.

2. Decide whether you want a cut tree or one with a burlapped root ball that can be planted later. You can keep a live tree in the house for about four days before planting it.

3. Look for a straight trunk and balanced foliage with no gaping holes.

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