How to Select a Christmas Tree
It can take a lot of time and effort to find the perfect Christmas tree for your home. Some trees are to fragrant, some are too small, but keep looking and you will find the one that i just right.
Here are several ways to help make sure buying a Christmas tree is a great experience.
Determine whether you will see all four sides of the tree when it’s at home. If it will be in a corner, you can afford to choose a tree that isn’t perfect all the way around.
The more symmetrical and beautiful the tree is, the more expensive it will be.
Measure the tree you find to decide if it is too tall or too wide for the allotted space. Trees look smaller outdoors that they actually are when they are brought home. Don’t try to get a too large tree in a small area. Only choose a tree that will fit your space.
When you purchase from a local supplier, ask them how long ago the trees were delivered to their lot. Have him or her point out the newest, freshest trees.
The needles of a fresh Christmas tree should be green, shiny and healthy looking – with possibly a few browning needles. The needles should feel flexible and not falling off when you run your hand through the branches.
Give the Christmas tree the drop test: lift the tree you want up several inches off the ground and drop it on its stump. If a very large amount of needles fall off, this is an indication that this is not a fresh tree.
Be sure you do a check for bugs, spiders and insects living inside the tree before taking it home.
After the purchase, the staff on-duty should shake the tree for you in a machine to get rid of any insects and debris.
This should help you find the perfect tree without any mishap.