Last-Minute Tips for Buying a Live Christmas Tree

These 10 tips from Bustard's Tree Farm will help you choose, decorate and take care of a live Christmas tree.

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Have the Christmas tree of your dreams during the Holidays with these 10 important tips (provided by Bustard's Tree Farm).
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Measure the width and height of where your tree will stand. Then bring the measurments with you when you pick out a tree -- make sure the tree fits your space.
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Need a long-lasting tree? Do the fresh test. Make sure the needles are green and break crisply.
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Buy your tree from a place where it's freshly cut all season long.
Head out to the store to determine whether you will use a lot of ornaments or just a few.
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If you didnt know, there are many species of Christmas trees. Check out the National Christmas Tree Association Web site to explore your options.
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Make sure the stand is large enough to hold the tree and get enough water.
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Have the bottom of the Christmas tree trimmed so it hits the bottom of the stand evenly.
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When decorating, choose Noble, Fraser, Concolor or Balsam for large ornaments. As for surface decorating, use Douglas.
If your stand has a pin, make sure you have a drill in handy.
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Trim the bottom of the tree so it can drink water and look healthy throughout the Christmas season.
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