When buying fresh-cut pine trees for Christmas, select one that is recently harvested, which is characterized by bright and vibrant-colored needles. Dull and brittle pine needles that break easily are indications of dehydration and age. Check if the tree retains the majority of its needles when shaken.
The ambiance and dimension of the would-be location of the Christmas tree are additional determinant factors in selecting a tree that would fit the home. If buying a live pine tree to plant in the yard after the holidays, shoppers need to know the pine species that thrives in the area. Check for the presence of pests and insects in the tree as well before buying it.