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"We made a decision to do a version of that with our living trees, so we were selecting trees which had that layered effect, and prune in the field to get that shape and layered effect". If you are at a tree farm, keep in mind to think about how the size (both height and width) will look inside your house.

Two lines of volunteers looped around two large piles of donated trees, ready to carry evergreens to tractors fitted with conveyor belts that hoisted them up to the FedEx semi trailers.

Jenny Howell, Co-Owner of Howell Tree Farm, said one of the key factors to picking out a good tree is making sure the pine needles don't snap in half when you feel it.

A properly cared for Christmas trees can last well beyond January the sixth, the official end of Christmas season.

Then, there's the ceremony that precedes the saw work.

The chandelier-like tree, covered in crystals, first appeared in 2016, when Curbed SF praised the mall's designers for creating a holiday visage that would attract social media tags throughout the season.

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Don't leave the lights lit on the tree unless a responsible person is at home.

"iI have a grower in North Carolina that I have been working with for years", James-Babb said. Owners say the tree farm is a great way for families to come closer together and have a good time. "If not, the tree is still fresh".

The county Board of Agriculture has an interactive map at gis.sussex.nj.us/agriculture_storymap/ which gives information, including types of trees available and where possible a telephone number. Local tree vendors are finding it hard to keep customers satisfied. If you couldn't afford to buy a tree, or find one to cut down, people made pyramids out of wood and decorated them with paper, apples and candles.

"The first year we were hungry", laughed Chris Nucifora. "And we usually come down and help load up, count, tag and ship off the trees for troops". Valued for their blue-green to silvery blue color, Colorado blue spruce has gained popularity as a Christmas tree. "There's no risk of damaging the tree but because it's such a centrepiece, it's worth spending a bit of time on it and pruning with a bit of finesse". According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 210 fires are sparked every year by Christmas trees, fires that caused an annual average of six civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $16.2 million in property damage. "Our trees are always fresh". "We're going to start planting more".

"Right over here we have a tree called a Portuguese cypress", said Don Kazery.

"Hey, I grew up in the city, just outside the (New Jersey) side of the Lincoln Tunnel", he said. In many parts of Europe candles are still used to decorate Christmas trees.

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