3 tips to find your flawless Christmas tree

On busy shopping weekend thousands shop for perfect Christmas tree

Tree farm business picks up for holidays

I want to pick the flawless Christmas tree this year. Here are some tips for getting that "perfect" tree or at least your version of what the flawless tree looks like. A quick search on the web will provide you with several options for harvesting your own tree and as you know, pre-cut trees are available from a variety of locations. Load up the kids, grandkids or friends, make some hot drinks and go in search of that ideal tree.

"Absolutely flawless gorgeous weather for coming out, just enough of a winter chill to express our winter Wisconsin and come out and get your tree", says Olson.

One tip the Finks shared is to call ahead before you go to a local tree farm, to make sure they have the kind of tree you want. "It's really enjoyable to get everyone together and pick out a tree". Put an adequate amount of water in the stand. NCTA projects the average customer will spend about $82.20 for a real tree this year.

Don't leave the lights lit on the tree unless a responsible person is at home.

Howell Tree Farm is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. until December 23.

"We chose to do a version of that with our living trees, so we were selecting trees which had that layered effect, and prune in the field to get that shape and layered effect".

To check for freshness run your fingers down a branch. "You could lose some trees but you have a year or two to make it up before you began selling those trees", said Dicke. Branches should be pliable.

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Once you get your tree home, you should saw about an inch off the bottom and place it in a container of water. But the number of fake trees sold more than doubled from 8 million to nearly 19 million. Trees should be checked daily to make sure the water doesn't go below the bottom of trunk.

Staff members in both chambers, lawmakers and their spouses will help decorate the trees throughout the week. Keep the tree away from heat sources such as fireplaces, candles and even a TV.

Never let your tree dry out. Safety needs to be a priority during the holidays. Trees can only be kept inside for a few days and must then be planted which may not work in our area.

"A lot of people have no idea how tall their ceiling is, and when you imagine a tree in a certain space, it's easy to get over-ambitious as to what you can fit in there", he says. The holidays should be a time for fun.

The first records of a tree being decorated date to the 1500s at Riga, Latvia.

Giving a piece of home to service members during the holiday season.

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