O, Christmas Trees
There’s a lot of different Christmas trees out there. How do you know which one to get? Here’s four different types to get started. Then read on to find out how to prepare it for decoration.
So you’ve picked which tree you want. Make sure your tree is fresh. You can test this by shaking the tree. If large amounts of branches fall off, it’s probably not that fresh.
Then, remove the bottom branches and make sure to cut at least one inch off of the base trunk.
Next, put the tree in water as soon as possible before the trunk scabs over.
When you’re done with that, you’re all set to decorate! Have fun!
Header photo: Randy Taylor sprays a tree with white flocking. Christmas shopping is underway, and celebrating with a real tree is still in demand, even if the cost reaches triple digits. (Frank Tilley/Victoria Advocate)
All photos with the exception of the header photo are free reuse photos available on Flickr and have been attributed as such.
All information comes from Forestry.about.com as presented in the graphic on page D1 in the Dec. 6, 2015 edition of the Victoria Advocate.