Christmas Tree Selection
you select your tree, think about where you would like to display it
in your home or business. Use a tape measure and verify the size of
area you would like to fill. This will be help narrow down the
choices as you select your tree on the farm or retail lot.
The type of
tree you choose is up to your preference. For further information to
aid in your decision making, please go to Tree Types.
Once on the farm or retail lot, do a
freshness test. Gently grasp a branch between your thumb and
forefinger and pull it toward you.
Very few needles should come off in your hand if the tree is fresh.
Shake or bounce the tree on its stump. You should not see an
excessive amount of green needles fall to the ground. Some loss of
interior brown needles is normal and will occur over the lifetime of
Make sure the handle or base of the
tree is straight and 6-8 inches long so it will fit easily into the
Once you have found your perfect tree, follow our care instructions
to ensure freshness for the remainder of the season.