It’s the centerpiece of the biggest holiday of the year, the focal point for parties and presents. If your preference is a real tree, balsam fir trees have a stronger scent and stronger branches to hold your ornaments. Scotch pines, however, will hold on to their needles longer indoors while spruces have that desirable conical Christmas tree shape as well as strong branches.
If your choice is an artificial tree, think of it as an investment. Higher quality trees have branches that more closely resemble the real ones and last throughout the years. Look for an option with a strong stand and hinged branches for easy set-up and storage, you’ll be glad you did!