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How to Purchase a Real Christmas Tree

December is here with us, which means it’s time to get your Christmas tree if you haven’t already done so. Bringing home a lovely tree is one major sign that you and your family are preparing for the upcoming Christmas holidays, but it could be very difficult trying to select that perfect tree.

To make the job easier for you, the following tips will help you pick the best real Christmas tree.

Measure your space
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Before you begin choosing the best tree, you need to pick where it will stand in your home. Once you’ve picked the spot, measure the width of your space and the ceiling height. You also will need to measure the width of your front door and any narrow spaces your tree will pass through before you put in the right space. Record these measurements. Take your tape measure when you go shopping. It will enable you to measure trees you’re thinking of buying.
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Supporting your Christmas tree

There are various Christmas tree stands available, but most people love to fashion support for the tree using a large bucket or pot. If your tree is a bit tall, its trunk will have a large diameter, so your stand needs to be stronger. When choosing a stand, get one with a little water to keep the tree looking fresh throughout Christmas.

Place some plastic or any other waterproof material where your tree will be placed to avoid getting watermarks on your floor or spoiling the carpet. If the tree is so huge, or you worry about it flipping over, you should attach the stand to a big, flat plywood to widen your tree’s base, make it stable and protect the floor as well.

Where to place your Christmas tree

Where you put your Christmas tree is vital as some areas of your house might have a fire risk. You’ll want to avoid areas such as near heaters, fireplaces as well as in direct sunlight.

Picking the best real Christmas tree

Your tree should offer adequate space between branches where you can place decorations. The branches should also be sturdy enough to hold heavier decorations. Your Christmas tree will look much better if decorations are hanging straight. To test the Christmas tree, hang some decorations on a few branches so you can see if there’s space for ornaments to hang straight.

To know if your Christmas tree is fresh, check the needles to see if they’re green, shiny and fresh, instead of brown or dry. Pull on a few branches to ensure the needles do not fall off. After you get home, slice off around 2cm of the trunk’s bottom so your tree begins to absorb water right away. Your tree should stand fully vertical.