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Picking out the perfect Christmas tree


Nothing completes the holiday season more than getting the most perfect Christmas tree, but whether it’s your first or 100th time going out to the farm, there are some things you need to check out before chopping it down and bringing it home.

“Been growing Christmas trees almost forever. Since 1947. So, this is our 72nd year,” explained Richard Jaynes, owner of Broke Arrow Nursery in Hamden.

For folks in Hamden, Broken Arrow Nursery has been an important tradition right after Thanksgiving.

As people flock to the farm to grab the freshest tree, picking out the best species of tree is step number one.

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People always want to know which sells the best. Whatever really looks good, that sells first. So, go for the one that looks the best, but don’t forget to inspect it!

If the tree looks healthy and it doesn’t have brown needles, you should be fine. Pull your hand along and the needles should not come off.

Another part about picking out the perfect Christmas tree is making sure you know what size tree you need. Whether you’re getting something really small, or a medium one, or a really large tree, it’s important to make sure you measure the space it’s going in before you head out to the farm!

Finally, do not forget to continue to water your tree throughout the course of its life. That’s very important and can help prevent a fire in your house.

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