What should I look for when choosing a live tree for the holidays?

The best thing you can do when purchasing a tree is make sure it is fresh. The first and easiest test is to look at its color. Fresh trees should be green. Secondly, test the needles. Pull and bend the needles. Needles on a fresh tree are not easily pulled from branches and should not break when bent. Thirdly, check the bottom of the tree’s trunk. If it’s fresh, this will be sticky with resin. Click here to see how to help make your tree last longer this holiday season.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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