Tips to help find the perfect Christmas tree

For many, finding the perfect Christmas tree can make or break the holiday season. Luckily, people can easily find a perfect tree if they keep a few things in mind.


Some people get their Christmas tree from a “cut your own” tree farm, while others buy from vendors with pre-cut trees. Norm Haley, an Alabama Extension regional agent of forestry, wildlife and natural resources, said either of these options usually have several species to choose from.

“Common Christmas tree species grown in the South available at farms are Leyland cypress, Virginia pine, Arizona cypress, Eastern red cedar...