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Old 11-23-2010, 06:45 AM
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I've always had real trees until last year when I got one artifcial one for my living room but I still keep a real in my window display downstairs.

I buy my tree from the local nursery. But what I do love is going into the forest to gather greens for my garland and wreaths.

I just did that last weekend and it is just so much fun ! Much easier than cutting down a tree and lighter to transport too. The weather was perfect, cold and dry. The forest smells delicious. I am lucky to have a forest nearby with pine trees that don't loose their needles. There are lots of branches fallen off the trees during storms and all I have to do is cut them into smaller pieces and carry them home.

They do house a lot of tiny spiders and other small bugs but with a good shake you get rid of most of them.

And now I had even more fun making a garland for my stairs and I have enough left to make a wreath for the front door. Nothing can beat the smell of fresh greens !!
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Bugs?? What kind of bugs?? Imagine buying one and taking home a few squirrels with it hahaha.
One year it was baby praying mantids and another it was some kind of non-flying gnat or something. The mantids I could deal with...the other ones...not so much. They got stuck in the sap of the tree on the ornaments and I had to clean the ornaments a ton. It was a huge pain.
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I grew up with a real tree, the problem was my parents waited what seemed like FOREVER to put it up. So my first year in my own place I got a fake tree so I could put it up nice and early. I loved our tree, it was large and pre-lit, beautiful. Last year we moved to an old colonial with low ceilings and my mammoth tree didn't fit, so we got a real one. I will never put an artifical tree in my living room again. The experience of going to the farm, getting hot cocoa and spending the day together as a family was priceless. Plus the smell was an amazing, just like when I was a kid. So now I have to suck it up, and wait till Thanksgiving weekend to put up my tree. Oh well, I do put up a small artifical tree upstairs for the kids. Oh, btw I got my tree the week of Thanksgiving last year and it lasted well after Christmas...just keep it watered.
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I'd love to do it. There are plenty of Christmas tree fars around the area I live in and I think it would great, but I have a preference for fraser firs and blue spruce. They don't grow those here...only Georgia pines. I don't think those are very condusive to ornament hanging, so I go to the farmer's market and buy trees from there!
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i would love to go out and find that perfect tree
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