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Choose the Best Christmas Tree

Before you know it the time for choosing the Christmas tree will be upon us. Many of us struggle with which tree is best for us with the height, berth, branch density and shape being just some of the factors to consider. If you are one of those families that struggle to pick the best Christmas Tree, then these points should help you in the future.

1.    Measure the space

Before you even venture off to the stores, make sure you grab the tape measure and size up where the tree is going. Write down the measurements and keep them on you. A tree that is too big will not fit in and a tree too small will seem out of place.

2.    Shake the branches

If you see a tree you like give its branch a little shake. If the tree is fresh then only a few of the needles should fall off.

3.    The base

Make sure that the base of the tree is straight and at least six inches. This will ensure your tree will fit into the base to keep it upright at your home.

4.    The right species

Did you know there are many different types of Christmas tree? If not then when you are out looking to pick the best Christmas Tree ask the shop assistance what species they are. You are looking for any of these trees: balsam fir, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, noble fir or Scotch pine which all have the best richest colors, best shape, needle retention and lush branches.

5.    Decorate it

Once you have chosen your Christmas tree the only thing left to do is to get it home and decorate it; which is always fun.

When you have finished with your make sure you have a professional service dispose of it. Rick’s Tree Service is a 24 hour emergency service that can deal with any tree related problem from storm debris removal to tree trimming and removal and they provide free estimates for all services.

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