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            How to select the perfect Christmas Tree

Holly Acres Nursery and Garden Center (303)-646-8868
5403 Hwy 86, Elizabeth, Colorado 80107
Located on Hwy 86 Just East of the wonderful town of Elizabeth


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 First thing is first! Come to Holly Acres where you are guaranteed freshness and quality!

  It is always a good idea to do a little research on the different Christmas tree types and pick the species that fits your taste. Some trees have excellent needle retention and will last for months! Some trees have stiffer branches for heavy ornaments. Some trees are more fragrant. Colors and textures can vary too. These kind of decisions are all about personal taste.

 Selecting a tree should be fun, make it a family day when no one is in a rush.

Measure the height of your ceiling and the width of your area. Bring a tape measure or ask to borrow one at the lot. Pick out a tree that has been displayed in a shaded area. Trees displayed in the sun dry up quickly. Shop early, before the best trees have been sold. Delaying your cut Christmas tree purchase only increases its exposure to harmful elements. Choose a fresh Christmas tree by looking for the greenest tree with the fewest brown needles. Perform the "drop test". Raise the Christmas tree a few inches and drop on its butt end. Green needles should not drop off. If they do, you have a tree with excessive drying before it was cut. A few inner brown needles from the tree's annual shed will drop off so do not be concerned with this, just clean the tree up before bringing indoors.

Another important check is to take hold of a branch and lightly pull your hand toward you allowing the branch to slip through your fingers. The needles should be resilient. Most, if not all, of the needles need to stay on the tree.

Always inspect the Christmas tree's base. Make sure the "handle" (the first eight inches of butt) of the tree is relatively straight. This part of the tree is extremely important when securing the tree in a stand. Make sure removing any limbs attached to the "handle" won't hurt the tree shape.

Be sure to ask for a fresh cut and heed our advice on Tree care such as where in the house to put the Christmas tree. Avoid spots close to heat sources like TVs, fireplaces, radiators, southern facing windows and air ducts.