Spirit of Acadiana: How to pick the right Christmas tree

Posted at 9:22 AM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 10:22:56-05

LAFAYETTE — Christmas is less than a month away, and many Acadiana families will spend part of their Thankgiving weekend seeking out a Christmas tree. But what should you be looking for when you make that purchase?

"Fresh, green, plush needles," says Jeff Pollard of Pollard's Riversbend Farms. "The best thing to do is to pull on the branches. If needles come fof, it's a sign of dryness."

Once your tree is home, you need to take good care of it. Pollard says hydration and temperature are key to preserving you tree.

"The best thing is to get it in water as soon as you can," Pollard said. "Once it's in the house, keep it away from heater vents (and) big picture windows, and keep it watered every day. If you do this, it should last until Christmas, no problem."