Tips To Picking Out The Perfect Christmas Tree

Tips To Picking Out The Perfect Christmas Tree

By Garrett Cleverly on December, 21 2015
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Garrett Cleverly

Garrett Cleverly is versed in all native and non native species of plants, trees, succulents, and cacti that grow throughout the southern region. Garrett has a love for gardening and all things outdoors.


Picking out a Christmas Tree comes once a year and is a fun family tradition. What’s not fun is picking out a Christmas Tree that doesn't fit into your home or one that isn't fresh. With so many varieties to choose from, it can seem like a daunting task to pick out the ideal Christmas Tree for your household.

To assist you in your efforts at selecting the perfect Christmas Tree for you and your family, follow Moon Valley Nurseries simple steps to selecting a Christmas Tree. Our Christmas Trees are expressed shipped within 48 hours of cutting so you know you'll find the World’s Best Christmas Tree at any of our Christmas Tree lots.

We Have The Tools
At our Christmas Tree lots, we have the measuring tape and we will cut the base of the tree for you so you do not have to worry about bringing a saw. PLUS, we’ll assist you in loading the tree into your vehicle!

Think About What Decorations You Will Be Using
For the most part, ornaments on your Christmas Tree are relatively the same year-after-year. But what about that heavy looking ornament your aunt just bought you. It’s extremely important to plan ahead as Christmas Tree branches come in different shapes, sizes, and strength. You might have your eye set on one Christmas Tree only to learn later that it can’t support that heavy ornament from your aunt, which brings us to…

Learn About The Different Species Of Christmas Trees
Moon Valley Nurseries carries four different Christmas Trees at our 11 lots in the Valley. Even though the trees may all “look the same” they are all vastly different. The Noble Fir has the strongest branches which are good for heavy ornaments. The Grand Fir has one of the best aromas around, and the Douglas Fir is shaped like a cone. Learn more about our four Christmas Trees right here.

Check The Tree For Freshness
Testing the tree isn’t just an eye test. There are a few things you can do to ensure you're getting the best Christmas Tree.

  • Bounce the tree: Hold the tree up a few inches from the ground and drop it (be sure you don’t let the tree fall on its side!) If a few needles drop, you have a good tree. If a hefty amount of needles drop, move on and find another.
  • Test The Needles: Grab the interior side of any branch on the tree. Close your hand and pull it towards yourself. If you end up with a bunch of needles in your hand you have a bad tree. Fresh trees should have minimal to no needles falling off.
  • Test The Branches: Bend the outer branches. If they snap easily, the tree is too dry.
  • Crush The Needles: The tree should have a good fragrance and a good way to test this is by crushing a few needles. The smell should be strong.

One thing you're assured of at our lots is that you and your family are getting the freshest Christmas Tree in town! Our super fresh trees are expressed shipped within 48 hours of cutting to ensure the highest quality and freshest trees in Arizona for you and your loved ones.

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