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6 Tips on How to Select a Christmas Tree.

Although we are in Autumn still, winter will be here before you know it. Soon, it will be time to pick out the most noticeable symbol of the season, the Christmas tree. If you love having a fresh-cut tree in your place of work during Christmas, then it is important that you know how to choose a tree properly to ensure it stays fresh and healthy-looking throughout the season. 

Here are some tips for picking the perfect fresh Christmas tree for your place of business.

Measure First

Before you leave to find a Christmas tree, take a few moments to measure the area where it will go. There is nothing worse than getting a tree to impress your employees only to find out it does not fit where you want it to go. So, taking this small but important step is crucial to your success. Measure from the floor to your ceiling. Also, take into account the height of the tree stand and any adornment you want to place on tops such as a star or angel. 

Bring all the Supplies You Will Need

Not only will you need to bring the tape measure with you, but you will need some other supplies as well. You should bring heavy gloves to protect your hands and an old blanket to protect your vehicle from damage that can come from the needles and sap. Also, bring some rope to tie the tree to your vehicle, just in case the tree lot does not have any. 


Christmas trees are meant to be adorned with beautiful ornaments. So, when you choose a tree, you want to find one that has enough space between the branches to accommodate the ornaments. The tree you choose should also have some branches that are strong enough to handle your heavier decorations. 

Make Sure the Tree is Fresh

The entire point of buying a real tree rather than an artificial one is the fresh and natural characteristics of a fresh tree. So, you want to make sure the tree you choose has all of the qualities you want. To check the freshness of a tree, make sure the needles are shiny, green and fragrant. Give a branch a light tug. If the needles stay on, you are good to go, but if they fall off, move on to another tree.

Check for Sappiness

Trees stop producing sap once they are cut. But, they continue to use sap until it is almost gone. So, the weight of the tree is a good indication of its freshness. You can tell if a tree is still giving sap by grabbing hold of its trunk to feel for sap. If the tree is still giving sap, the trunk should be sticky with it. The more sap there is, the more recently the tree has been cut and the fresher it is.

Avoid Trees that are Piled on top of Each Other

If the lot you visit has trees piled on top of each other instead of standing up, walk right by them. Trees that are bunched together tend to be dry and brittle. These trees will not give off much of a scent and they will not last too long once they are displayed in your home.

And there you have it. Very simple tips on choosing a Christmas tree to impress both your clients and your employees. For various other decorations for your Christmas holidays, check out our store or call us at (049) 8543633.


The Rossa Lighting Team

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