Pick a winning NS Christmas tree
Does anything make Christmas more beautiful than a Nova Scotia Christmas tree in your home? There are over 1200 families in Nova Scotia producing trees that are sold all over North America. But before you head out to pick yours up, keep these Christmas tree tips from NS Christmas Tree Council in mind. They could save you a headache or two during the holidays.
1) Think about what you want. Trees come in all shapes and sizes. Do you want a shorter tree, a tall beauty, nice and broad? If you know what you want when you arrive at the lot, it’s much easier to find.
2) Measure first. Measure the height and width of the space you plan on placing your tree. You might find the most beautiful 8-foot tree. But if you find you only have 7 feet to work with when you get it home, tears will be shed.
3) Give your tree a shake. When a tree catches your eye, give it shake or a bump on the ground. Some needles dropping is normal, but if it sheds like a long-haired cat, keep looking.
4) Green is good. Yellow or brown is not. It’s important to inspect the tree, especially close to the trunk. Move the branches around so you can see what things look like on the inside as well as the outside.
5) Timing matters. To get the most out of your tree, it’s best to buy it within a few days of when you plan to stand it up.
6) Buy from a reputable seller. The Christmas Tree Council has a list of their members' choose and cut and retail lots.