Linwood Johnson says wet weather last December and cool temperatures practically guaranteed a good growing season. And whether you're lookingfor a frasier fir or blue spruce, buying early increases your chances offinding just the right tree.
Once you've found the perfect tree, there are a few things you can do tomake sure it's fresh, like bending the branches to make sure they don'tbreak and making sure none of the needles fall off.
If you buy a tree this early, make sure the stump is cut off and the treeis placed in a bucket of water. Then you'll be ready to trim a healthy,aromatic tree just in time for the holidays.
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