How to pick your tree

Posted On November 28, 2006

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  • Inspect the tree you’ve chosen. Does it appear green and healthy with a fragrant smell and moist, flexible needles?
  • Avoid any trees with broken branches or damaged bark.
  • Bounce the tree lightly on its cut end or shake it. If needles rain down, keep looking.
  • Bring a tape measure with you and note any height or width limits of the room where the tree will be placed.
  • Check the bottom of the tree. Is there enough space between the end and the lowest branches to make a slightly diagonal fresh cut?
  • Make sure the handle, or base of the tree, is straight and 6-8 inches long so it will fit easily into the stand. 
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