How to Check the Freshness of a Christmas Tree



When out buying your Christmas tree, it pays to check how fresh it really is so that you don't end up with a drooping fire-hazard instead of a charming real tree. Here is what to look for when checking your tree.

Steps

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    Assess the tree by looking at it. Does it appear fresh, healthy, and in good shape?
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    Pull the needles of the tree. If the tree is fresh, the needles should stay in place and not break. It should be hard to pull them off the branches.
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    Check the trunk to see if it is sticky. If so, it's definitely fresh.
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    Check for loose needles by banging the tree up and down on the ground. Expect some needles to fall off but if a lot fall off, move to another tree. One that loses a lot of needles is no longer fresh and could be dry enough to be a fire hazard.

Things You'll Need

  • Christmas tree supplier

Article Info

Categories: Christmas Trees