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Three Christmas Tree Tips: Secrets For the Perfect Christmas Tree

Most people want the look and smell of a real Christmas tree. Real trees outsell fake trees by a greater than 3 to 1 margin. With that in mind, how do you choose, set up, and decorate your Christmas tree to get the best out of it?

Choose the right Christmas tree

  1. Trees with shorter needles are easier to decorate. These include Fraser and Noble Fir.

  2. Select a fresh tree with shiny green needles. The needles should not come off when you tug on the branches.

  3. Lay your tree flat to drive it home if possible. If carrying it on your car roof, make sure that it is secure.

What to do when you get your Christmas tree home

  1. Cut 1/4" off the bottom of your Christmas tree's trunk.

  2. Trim off any straggling branches.

  3. Put your Christmas tree in the tree stand and add plain tap water to your tree stand covering 1" above the bottom of the trunk.

  4. Keep tree watered! Very important.

  5. Let your Christmas tree stand undecorated for one day to allow the branches to spread out.

Decorating your Christmas tree...The fun part!

  1. Add your Christmas lights first. Start from the base of your Christmas tree and work your way up.

  2. Add your ornaments. Start by adding your favorite ornaments in the best positions on the tree. Next add the large ornaments evenly around the tree. Add medium to small ornaments to fill in your tree.

  3. The finishing touch is the tree topper ornament.

Now your Christmas tree is finished and ready to enjoy. You've done a great job and your Christmas tree looks fantastic! If you got a living Christmas tree this year, contact us at (520) 370-5697 if you have questions about how to plant it or care for it. We're here to help you!

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