Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree: Tips to extend enjoyment of a favorite holiday tradition

As urban pumpkin patches give way to tree lots and cut-your-own Christmas tree growers open their ranches for business, it’s time to start thinking about the selection of your own towering tannenbaum. Of course, you won’t be alone in your search: according to the National Christmas Tree Association, around 30 million live Christmas trees are sold each year in the United States. No matter where you buy yours, make sure it stays fresh, green and