It’s not something you want to do a few days before the big day when you find out the Christmas tree you picked is almost empty on one side or is dropping all of its needles. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a tree to make sure you get your money’s worth!
- Is the tree wrapped in a net?
Wrap a tree in a net can seriously damage the branchesespecially if they have softer needles.
Netting is also sometimes used by sellers to hide flaws in treeslike an uneven shape or bare sides.
If you can, Avoid buying trees wrapped in nets since there is too much uncertainty about what you are buying.
If you can’t avoid this, make sure you unpack the tree ASAPand try to get the details of the seller so that you can complain if necessary.
- What do the needles look like?
When the needles look like on a tree pale, dry, or withered, definitely don’t buy it!
If you are not sure Run your hand over a few branches and check for needles – Most Christmas trees drop some needles, but not in appreciable amounts.
You can even Lift the tree and gently tap it on the ground to make sure not all of the needles fall off.