You can find the perfect Christmas Tree for your home by following some easy to remember tips. Look for a tree that is at least a foot shorter than you ceiling, shake the tree, because fresher trees will shed fewer needles, and when you bring your tree inside, use a stand that holds at least one gallon of water. Keep the tree watered to avoid a fire hazard.
Rhonda Lewis of the Alton Park & Recreation Deputy Director Rhonda Lewis is also a bit of an expert on Christmas Trees. She and her husband's family run a tree farm and lot. She says there has been a recent trend toward skinnier trees.
Lewis says while some couples will switch from real to artificaial trees as they get older, their kids will often become customers as they start families of their own.