Selecting a fresh Christmas tree ensures that you'll enjoy a green and fragrant display throughout the season. It all starts with cutting a live tree at a tree farm, an experience that ensures the freshest tree possible and provides a terrific family outing that can become a treasured holiday memory.
Finding the right tree is a family adventure at Minter’s Tree Farm in Inman, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, where thousands flock each holiday season to pick a fresh Christmas tree.
“It’s an old-fashioned family tradition,” said Rick Minter, who grows Christmas trees on the land that has been in his family since the 1830s. “I remember going out to the woods with my father to cut the tree each year. I don’t remember how the tree looked once it was in the living room, but I’ll never forget that annual tradition with him. I encourage families to take some time out of the busy holiday season to visit a choose-and-cut tree farm. It’s an experience they’ll always treasure.”
Minter, who sells Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, Red Cedar, Carolina Sapphire and Fraser Firs, offers the following tips on how to pick a fresh Christmas tree and keeping it that way:
Picking a fresh Christmas tree is one of the most festive home improvements you can make this season, and purchasing it at a choose-and-cut farm is a really special holiday experience that the entire family can enjoy.