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Tips for selecting a Michigan Christmas tree

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By FOX 2 News Staff

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -- You might still be stuffed from Thanksgiving, but it is time to haul out the holly and decorate for Christmas. Here to help us get in the holiday spirit and offer some tips and suggestions on how to select the best Michigan-grown Christmas tree is Marsha Gray, Executive Director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association.

Before you buy, take the freshness test:

  • Give the tree a small shake. A few falling brown needles are common, but falling green needles warn that the tree is dry.
  • Gently grasp a branch and pull it toward you. Only a few needles should come off in your hand if the tree is fresh.
  • Avoid trees with stiff needles that are losing their color.
  • Look for the Make it a Real Michigan Christmas tag, or ask if it's a Michigan grown tree.


Currently, Michigan ranks third in the U.S. in number of trees harvested and grows more than a dozen Christmas tree varieties.

For more information on picking a Michigan Christmas tree and the Make it a Real Michigan Christmas be sure to check out www.RealMichiganChristmas.com.

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