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Choosing the Right Christmas Tree

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Published on Nov 7, 2012

Faux or Fresh? Anymore it is hard to tell which trees are real and which are fake. Fresh trees give off an amazing holiday scent, but can be a lot of work. Artificial trees offer everything a real tree does, but has less maintenance and can be easily taken down and put together.

Artificial trees aren't what they used to be. Now, there are more choices. They're more realistic and easier to set up. Before you buy, here are some things to think about when you choose an artificial tree. The material matters. First there is shredded PVC which used to be the main material used for artificial trees, however it is not very realistic looking, but easy on the budget. Next is polyethylene or Pe. Pe can be molded to look more like a real tree. It gives the branches and needles more substance, and they're more pliable. Many trees actually mix the materials, using shredded PVC for filler, and the molded plastic for the more visible part of the branch.

The material also influences the style of the tree. Shredded PVC has a vintage 'bottle brush look' but, thanks to the more moldable pe, you can now find a forest full of variety such as balsam, Douglas fir, or spruce looking trees.

Finally, the choice of material influences the time it takes to setup the tree. Trees made from shredded PVC do need some shaping, while trees made from PE are basically ready to go right out of the box. Want to save even more time? Choose a pre-lit tree, so you can just pop it together, and plug it in.




Remember to shop with some measurements in hand. Know the height of the space where the tree will be placed and the available width too. Don't forget to account for a tree topper when you're measuring as well.

Artificial trees can range anywhere from just a few feet,to truly towering heights, so there's sure to be one that's right for your space. For more helpful tips on choosing the best tree visit https://www.Lowes.com/CreativeIdeas.

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