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What kind of tree will you be purchasing this holday season?

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Christmas Trees

Post  Rodger on Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:10 pm

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My wife doesn't like the mess that a fresh-cut tree causes. So during the last several years we've opted for an artificial tree with LED lights. Bad idea. A tree like that just doen't conjure up childhood memories. Nothing like the real deal and it's fresh-cut smell. The key to preventing the dredded early needle drop-off is providing the tree with ample water. I'll be in charge of our tree and will be providing it with lots of water.
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Post  Vincenzo on Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:16 pm

We bought a very realistic looking artificial tree year, pre lit, which makes it a whole lot easier to decorate. It's a great looking tree, and can pass for real once fully decorated.
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Post  Marco on Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:55 pm

We have three artificial trees and they do look amazing. Our largest is a green one and stands in our front hall, traditional with lots of red and gold and ornaments. My wife's small white tree is decorated in silver and blue in the family room. My two boys have a tree of their own, decorated with action toys.
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Post  Luke on Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:22 pm

Live trees don't do very well out here in this arid climate. I've had artificial Christmas trees ever since I was a kid. The quality of man-made trees has remarkably improved over the years. You wouldn't even know they weren't the real deal.

We do have our version the perrenial poinsetta plant,

The Christmas cactus.
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Re: Christmas Trees

Post  Timmj on Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:21 pm

Nice plant there Luke.

We have artifical trees as well, and they are prelit..but only problem we have with teh prelit ones...sometimes a strand of the lights will quit working and then you have to add more lights to it. I think they need to do a little improving in that department. As for the tree itself....looks like a real one...sure does. Geezzz Beaver....Look at that tree!

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Merry Christmas you all

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Re: Christmas Trees

Post  Rodger on Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:11 am

Timmj wrote:We have artificial trees as well, and they are prelit.. As for the tree itself....looks like a real one...sure does. Geezzz Beaver....Look at that tree!

Pre-lit / artificial is the way to go. The Cleavers definitely rocked.

Gee Beave, what did you do now?
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Re: Christmas Trees

Post  Logan on Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:54 am

Rodger wrote:
Pre-lit / artificial is the way to go. The Cleavers definitely rocked.

Gee Beave, what did you do now?
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I've known Rodger since middle school and in my honest opinion, my buddy Rodger has gotten into far more TROUBLE than the Beave ever did. Wink


Timmj wrote:..sometimes a strand of the lights will quit working and then you have to add more lights to it. I think they need to do a little improving in that department.

Luckily my artificial tree lights are still ALL brightly illuminated. There's a inexpensive device you can buy that can detect broken bulbs. No need to through the tree out.
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Re: Christmas Trees

Post  Celsius on Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:10 am

We're very traditional and prefer real trees, so we use a live one in a tub. Decorated by the whole family, it looks nice and welcoming. Presents are piled around it and we keep the animals away from it. The cats do love to try and climb the tree!

Again with tradition, we always make sure the tree and all decorations are down before the 12th day
after Christmas as my mother used to say it's bad luck to have them up after this time. Funny how
traditions stick even after all of these years...and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Re: Christmas Trees

Post  Tyro on Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:25 pm

Weighing the pros and cons of the real and the artificial. Not sure what we'll be using this year.
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Post  BeachComber on Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:03 pm

An artificial tree with LED lights already in place works for me. Just take it out of the box, give it a shake, and it's good to go for another year..
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