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How to Pick the Perfect N.C. Christmas Tree

Charlotte Magazine talks to Ray Betz, district manager of Davey's Charlotte office, about the best kinds of Christmas trees for North Carolina homes. 

Posted: Nov. 28, 2016

By Alyssa Ruane 

Put those Thanksgiving leftovers away and start hanging the stockings. It's about that time to start gearing up for the big kahuna of holidays—Christmas. And the best way to do that? Get your Christmas tree, of course.

Luckily for Charlotteans, North Carolina is kind of a big deal when it comes to trees. Ranking second in the nation for the number of trees harvested each year, N.C. produces 19 percent of the U.S.'s real Christmas trees. You'll find a handful of Christmas tree types as you begin your shoppingfirs, Scot, Eastern White Pine, Colorado Spruce, and Douglas Firand each one has its own traits you should be aware of before you buy.

According to Ray Betz, certified ISA and seasoned arborist with Davey Tree company, here's what you should know about each of these trees.

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