A few simple procedures can make the selection of a perfect Christmas tree easier:
Determine where in your home you will display your tree. With this in mind you will be able to tell what height, size and shape you will need and whether all four sides must be suitable for display. Some prefer a slender tree, others want one which is larger and more bulky.
Check for freshness- bend a tree needle to test its resiliency. Make sure it bounces back rather than breaks. Run your finger down a branch the needles should adhere to each twig. Bump the base end of the tree lightly against the ground to see that the needles are firmly attached and if any outside needles fall off (inside needle loss inPine trees is common every Fall however, and may lodge against the branches). If only a few drop off, the tree is fresh.
Look for a tree with: an attractive good green color, full bushy appearance, pleasing fragrance and sturdy enough branches to hold ornaments and strings of electric lights.
Limbs should be strong enough to hold ornaments and strings of lights.