Christmas season has arrived! No longer are we just living in anticipation, now is the time we can buy our Christmas tree and let the festivities begin. From eggnog to hanging stockings, there is so much fun to be had in the month of December, and that’s without even getting to the tree. Buying your family Christmas tree, lighting it up, and trimming it with your favorite decorations is one of the most treasured Christmas traditions of all time. Family members of all ages can have fun decorating the tree and creating a special holiday symbol for your family.
When it comes to real Christmas trees, there are many great options to consider. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to which type to buy for your family Christmas tree – the perfect choice depends on your individual needs. Let’s look at some of the most important criteria for selecting the right Christmas tree for your home:
- Who Lives in Your Home
Having small children or pets can dramatically change the type of tree you choose. Toddling toes and curious paws don’t mix well with sharp-needled Christmas trees like the Scotch Pine. While this is a popular Christmas tree variety, it might not be the most family friendly option for your home. Look for trees that have longer needles that tend to be much softer, like the Fraser Fir or the White Pine.
- How Much Space You Have
If you have vaulted ceilings and a sweeping foyer, then a statuesque tree will be the perfect fit for your home. If you have an apartment, townhouse, or a more modest home with lower ceilings, choose a dwarf variety to get the same look in a shorter height and a smaller profile overall. Choose from the many tree types available at your local nursery or garden centre.
- How Much You Want to Spend
The beloved Scotch pine is an inexpensive Christmas tree option that many families select from the tree nursery in Ontario. Other varieties like the Noble Fir tend to be more aesthetically pleasing than a simple “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree, but will also cost more.
Before you head out looking for native plants, nursery experts will become your greatest asset. A visit to TERRA Greenhouses will give you all the options and information you need to choose the perfect Christmas tree for your family to enjoy all throughout the holiday season.