How to pick the perfect Christmas tree, real or artificial
As Christmas nears, more and more firs will be seen strapped atop cars en route to decked halls. Here are some tips on choosing, caring for and decorating a tree.
First tip: Before you head out to buy your tree, make sure to measure the height and width of where the tree will be placed.
Related: Follow these safety tips for your Christmas trees and holiday lights
Sources: Orange County Fire Authority; Ron Wolford, urban horticulture extension educator, University of Illinois Urban Programs; American Christmas Tree Association; National Christmas Tree Association; Balsam Hill; Nielsen Research