How to pick perfect Christmas tree for Christmas home décor

Want to select the perfect Christmas tree for Christmas home décor this year, here you can learn how to choose the best Christmas tree, how to put it up and keep it fresh and fragrant for long. You can also learn about the tips to Store Christmas Decorations and how to take care of your Christmas tree.

We all know that how important it is to choose the perfect Christmas tree for Christmas home décor as it is centre of attraction of our Christmas décor. Before we buy the natural Christmas tree for decoration it is important to get some information on Christmas Tree Types. Listed below are some of the more popular Christmas tree types available around the world.

Tips to buy perfect Christmas tree

- To get a perfect tree for Christmas decoration measure the height of the ceiling in the room where you will display tree, always choose a tree which is at least one foot shorter than the ceiling height.

- When you run your fingers along the needles and give the tree a shake, fresh tree will never shed its needles and can be easily bent or shaped.

- Tree base should be straight and at least six inches long so it will fit easily into the tree stand.

Christmas tree types

Fir Trees has their cones face up rather than down and admire their unique symmetry make them the first choice of the tree lovers. You can purchase any of the below mentioned Fir tree type for your Christmas décor.

- Balsam Fir
- Canaan Fir
- Douglas Fir
- Fraser Fir
- Grand Fir
- Noble Fir
- Concolor Fir (White Fir)

Pine Trees Pines are also commercially grown and harvested for Christmas trees as they have and most durable cones which make them craft favorites. There are three varieties of Pine Christmas tree White Pine, Scotch Pine and Virginia pine you can choose any variety you like.

Spruce Trees have very unique fragrance, it is also considered to be the traditional Christmas tree. Its needles are little bit sharp but its strong branches make it an ideal tree for Christmas decoration. The most popular variety of Spruce is Colorado blue spruce; you can also use Norway and White spruce tree for Christmas decoration.

Cypress Trees is the most favorable Christmas tree in the South-East. The most popular is Leyland Cypress which is dark green - gray in color and has very little aroma. You can also buy Arizona cypress for your Christmas decoration.

Cedar Tree has very sweet fragrance, cedars have bushy, fernlike limbs. The most popular variety of Cedar Tree use for Christmas decoration is Eastern Red Cedar which has reddish brown bark and their dark shiny green leaves are usually arranged in opposing pairs along the branchlets.

How to keep Christmas Tree Fresh, Green and Healthy

To keep your Christmas Tree Fresh, Green and Healthy follow below mentioned guidelines to insure your tree will stay fresh, green, and moisture laden through the holidays.
- Place the base of your tree in hot water bucket as soon as you get your tree home and place it in a garage or porch away from direct heat, wind and cold.
- Before placing the tree in a stand cut 1cm - 2cm (1") from the base of the tree to break the natural seal on the base of the trunk so that the tree will take up as much water as it requires.

- Use the stand which can hold sufficient amount of water (near about one gallon of water) to keep your tree needles fresh and green. Check the water level in the stand after regular intervals of time to insure the water level does not drop below the base of the tree.
- Tap the tree on ground before putting it into a stand so that extra needles will fall out.
- Remove the net or any other covering on the tree after placing it in a stand.
- Do not place the tree near direct source of heating like fire place or any other place. Trim the lower branches of the tree if you have small kids or pets at home to avoid injuries.


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