Before the Christmas Ornaments, You need the Tree
A great family tradition after Thanksgiving is to go find a Christmas Tree. The memories of drinking hot cider or cocoa while searching for the perfect tree will stay with you forever. Here are a few of the best places in Houston to get a Christmas Tree
Old Time Christmas Tree Farm
7632 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77379
Friday through Sunday 9AM to 5:30PM
Phone: (281) 370-9141
Verdant Tree Farm
4300 Barker Cypress Rd, Houston, TX 77084
7AM to 4PM Monday - Friday
8AM to 3PM Saturday
Phone: (281) 345-6789
8919 Mustang Bayou Rd, Manvel, TX 77578
Friday and Saturday 9AM to 5PM
Phone: (281) 317-0586
How to Pick a Christmas Tree
There are a few things you should check for when you’re shopping around for a Christmas tree:
- Is the tree free of pests and insect damage? Check the tree for signs of insect infestation or damage. Insect damage can be unsightly and affect the life of the tree.
- Does the tree have gaps in the branches? While trees naturally may have gaps, finding a full tree looks better and is easier to decorate. If you find that your tree does have some gaps, try and hide the gaps against a wall or in a corner and let the best side of the tree face outward.
- Shake the tree. Do the needles fall out easily? This is an important check if buying a tree that is pre-cut, as it could indicate dehydration or disease. If you’re looking at cutting your own tree, shake it a little before choosing to ensure that it won’t rapidly lose its needles once you get it home.
Getting a real tree for Christmas can help bring in the holiday cheer, but be sure you’re not creating a fire hazard. Keep the tree away from fireplaces and heat sources, and be sure to water it on a regular basis. Also, just like flowers that are kept in a vase, trees will eventually begin to deteriorate. As the tree goes bad, it loses its ability to absorb water, which can lead to a fire hazard. Don’t keep the tree too long after Christmas; many get rid of the tree around the turn of the New Year.
Getting rid of your tree is also the time to start considering Spring cleaning. Agent Clean of Houston offers house cleaning service for siding, roofs, gutters, and concrete, and offers free estimates. Get ahead of the schedule and book your spring house cleaning when you throw out your tree.