Tips on selecting a real tree at a choose your own farm:
- Measure the ceiling height in the room where the tree will be displayed. The trees on the Farm look small when the sky is the ceiling.
- Measure the width of the area of the room where the tree will be displayed. Most trees on tree farms are trimmed to an 80% taper. So a tree that’s 10′ tall will be 8′ wide at the bottom. A tree that will fit in the room vertically may be entirely too big horizontally.
- What decorating theme will be used? Some species have more open foliage, stiffer branches or longer needles.