10 Tips for Picking the Perfect Christmas Tree
If you want to rock around the Christmas tree, make sure you select the right one. Follow these 10 tips on how to pick the perfect tree and keep it looking great all holiday long.
Size It Up
Measure the height of the room in which the tree will be on display, and the width of the stand. Then bring the tape measure to the farm or garden centre.
Assess the Trunk
The best way to ensure a tree stands up straight is to buy one with-wait for it-a straight trunk. If there are any significant kinks in the stem, walk away.
Keep an Eye on the Cut
Make sure there’s a fresh, straight-across cut on the bottom of the trunk. This will help the tree sit properly in the stand and absorb lots of water.
Let It Decompress
Before hanging anything, let the branches decompress for up to 24 hours. This helps get rid of the scrunched, straight-from-the-store look if the tree was bundled.
Place the Tree Topper Next
Place the tree topper first so you don’t knock off ornaments later when you reach for the peak.