Picking the perfect Christmas tree

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The holiday season is upon us and if you're planning on celebrating with a real Christmas tree there are some thing you need to know before you bring one home.

When you're on the hunt for the perfect tree, experts at Hunt Club farm say to stay away from trees with a lot of brown needles. This can be a sign of a dying tree. They also suggest going for a heavy tree. The more weight a tree has, the more hydrated it is.

Before taking a tree home, you to knock off any loose needles by hitting the trunk bottom on the ground, you also want a fresh cut on the bottom.  A fresh cut will help the tree drink and ensure that it will fit in your tree stand.

Trees also need a lot of water to stay hydrated. Experts suggest adding fresh water to your stand at least once a day.

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