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Tips for selecting the 'perfect' Christmas Tree

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Only purchase trees that have been kept in the shade or are wrapped in burlap. Pine tree roots can dry out quickly and will result in your tree losing needles too soon.

Place the tree on the roof of your car with the trunk facing forward. This will help minimize needle loss.

Give your tree a drink as soon as you get home. If needed, place the tree in a bucket of water and keep it in a cool place until you can set it up to decorate. Trees drink a gallon of water each day, so check regularly.

Place your tree away from the furnace and fireplace. Hot air blowing on your tree will dry it out very quickly.

The easiest way to string lights on your tree is to go up and down rather than around and around. Start at the bottom and work your way to the top, then back down.

If you don’t have room for a tree, or if your furry friend likes to pounce on or eat trees, consider hanging your tree upside down from the ceiling.


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