The Murray Cypress has a weak scent, but is also known as having a long lifespan after cutting. The cypress leaves minimal sap and needles behind, making it a perfect pick for anyone in the market for a low maintenance purchase.
While not often grown in Georgia, the Fraser Fir is the most common Christmas tree found in tree lots and big box stores throughout the South. These firs are consequently often stood in water when they arrive at a Georgia Christmas tree farm, which means they are often more fresh than their counterparts.
For a full breakdown of all nine Christmas trees types found in Georgia, check out gacta.com/types-history.
What should I consider before choosing a Christmas tree?
Before you leave the house to visit your local Christmas tree farm, there are a few things to consider. Check off this list before making any big purchases to ensure you get the tree that works best for you.
- Where will your tree be placed? Find a spot in your home that is away from heat sources but near outlets for your Christmas lights. Finding a spot before selecting a tree will help give you an idea of how large of a tree you can afford to use.
- Measure everything twice. Measure the length of your tree topper, tree stand, ceiling and doorways before purchasing a tree so you can compare the measurements once you get to the farm.
- When will your tree be purchased? Consider the amount of time your tree needs to be on display before choosing which variety of tree to purchase. Some tree types last longer than others.
- Ready your home. Once you have your dimensions measured and your tree type picked out, prepare your home for your new tree’s arrival. Fill your tree stand with water and place it in its desired spot. Move any furniture or other items as necessary so that you can have ease of access once the tree is in your possession.