What’s the best type of Christmas tree for your home?

Hampden County

There are a lot Christmas tree varieties out there. 

Everyone wants their Christmas tree to be full, symmetrical and green. 22News investigated which tree quality will last as long as possible.

Paul Bunyan Christmas tree farm owner Susan Lopes told 22News 80 percent of her repeat customers buy Fraser fir Christmas trees every year because of their beauty, and how long they last.

“They have the longest needle retention, you can put them in your house and keep them for three months, up to three months, provided they’re kept well watered,” Lopes explained 22News. “They have a wonderful dark green color to them, two white stripes underneath every single needle in the tree so it almost gives it a bluish-green tinge to the tree.”

Concolor firs, also called “white firs,” are a close second because of their citrus-like smell and long needle retention. The trees you should stay away from are White and Blue Spruce. Their needles are very prickly and they only hold their needles for three or four weeks. 

But no matter what type of Christmas tree you do choose, they all require some level of maintenance to make it to Christmas Day.

Lopes told 22News the trees require some level of care-taking. She recommends using hot tap water the first time you water your tree, but cool water is fine after that first watering. And make sure to keep the tree stand constantly filled with water. 

You’ll want to keep it away from any heating source, to keep it from drying out… and for safety.

Follow these suggestions, and your tree will last through Christmas. 

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