Family reunions, delicious home-cooked dinner, children with their presents, and a beautiful Christmas tree all describe a perfect holiday. The last is, in fact, already a telling sign of heartwarming celebrations in the offing. That explains why having the perfect tree is more important than any expensive Christmas décor. However, picking the right tree for your home entails a great deal of planning, especially if you’re visualizing an outdoor Christmas tree. The following steps will guide you in your search for the ideal outdoor holiday tree.
Plan the location of your tree
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Before you can actually buy an outdoor Christmas tree, you have to know first where to put it. You may want to consider the porch where everybody can see its cheerful, illuminating branches, or highlight its beauty in the patio where it can be a favorite table topic during outdoor family dinners. To make this step really easy, try identifying a single area outside your house where you love to spend long hours with people that matter to you.
Measure the space intended for the tree
If you’re placing your Christmas tree in a roofed porch, measure the distance between the floor and ceiling to have an idea of how tall the tree should be. You also need to get the square footage of the exact area intended for the tree. By doing so, finding a tree that is neither too small nor too big shall come effortlessly.
Check the base and foliage of the tree
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As you start your Christmas tree shopping, check the key features of every potential candidate in your list. An outdoor tree must have a sturdy base that will prevent it from tipping over, or being blown away by the wind.
Also take some time to meticulously check the foliage of each tree, as the best outdoor Christmas trees on the market have PVC branches. Such branches don’t break easily even if you hang big ornaments on them. In addition to having durable branches, the color and shape of the tree’s needles should blend with the plants in your surroundings. Remember, it’s going to be the central décor outside your home, so it should appear as one with nature.
Pick a tree with UL listed lights
When buying a pre-lit Christmas tree for your porch or patio, make sure that the lights are UL-approved for outdoor use.
Most trees on the market come pre-lit with lights that have been tested and certified by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL). If you’re opting for an unlit Christmas tree and stringing the lights yourself, check the UL ratings of your lighting system. Make sure that it is listed for wet locations, for your tree is subject to rain and snow. Doing so will ensure the safety of your family and home.
With this helpful guide, picking an outdoor Christmas tree that is perfect for your home should be quick and easy. If you have comments or suggestions, feel free to write them in the box below.