Updated: Sunday, 25 Nov 2012, 6:39 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 25 Nov 2012, 6:39 PM EST
HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- After eating turkey leftovers many folks this weekend headed out to find the perfect Christmas tree.
Folks at the Joseph Tree Farm in Hamden say they sold out last year in ten days and they're on track to do it again this year.
News 8 caught up with 5-year-old Jameer Walters and his uncle. They went home with a nine-footer on top of their sleigh.
"We started at the top of the hill, and we walked around a little bit, we saw a couple contenders, but they just weren't perfect and we came to the bottom of the hill and we found this one," Che Tiernan said.
What are the secrets to getting a good live tree? The first tip, act fast if you really want to chop down your own tree. The owner says people were calling before Thanksgiving to come out. Plus, three tree farms in the state closed last year so that means fewer trees to pick from.
Secondly, they say to pick a fir if you want your tree to last several weeks. A spruce will not hold up as long and needles will litter your floor.
Lastly, make sure you measure the space you're going to put it in. The tree always seems smaller out on the farm. Once you get it inside, well, it doesn't grow but it feels like it does.
Of course always keep an eye on the water and make sure its properly in the stand. There's nothing worse than a toppled Christmas tree in the living room to hinder the holiday spirit.