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December 13th, 2003

Christmas Trees

For those of you that put up a Christmas tree, what is your ideal timespan to have it up and decorated?

Me, I like the idea of picking it out and tagging it the weekend following Thanksgiving, and then cutting it down the first weekend of December (unless the first weekend of December is the 1st or 2nd day of the month). I like to keep it up until the weekend following New Year’s, extending it one more week if the weekend is the 2nd or 3rd of the month.

This year, we had to put off cutting our tree down until this weekend (last weekend there was snow, which would have made it particularly difficult at this tree farm).

Another question: do you use an artificial tree, a pre-cut tree, do you cut the tree yourself, or do you actually dig up the rootball and then replant the tree afterwards? We’ve always cut the tree ourselves, but when I was young, my family would sometimes dig up the rootball and then replant. A couple of years, we were able to reuse a tree from the previous year just by digging it out of the backyard!

I would ask what type of tree you prefer, but I always get them all confused.

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