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Tips: Putting a live Christmas tree in your home

(FOX19) -

It's that time of year to put up the Christmas tree in your home, perhaps for the first time.

If your family opts for a live tree, rather than an artificial one, here are some tips: 

  • Decide what size will fit in your home, considering size and width of tree.
  • If possible, buy a freshly cut tree or cut your own. If there are lots of needles on the ground around the tree, move on to another.
  • Make sure the tree stays green throughout the holidays. Water is critical!
  • Pick a tree with strong enough branches to hold heavier ornaments.
  • Keep tree away from heating ducts or other heat sources in your house.

The countdown to Christmas is on. Check out http://www.cutyourowntree.com/ for a list of live Christmas tree farms in the Tri-State.

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