The Pros and Cons of a Live Christmas Tree
While live trees have advantages that stem from their being made of live plants, there are drawbacks as well. For instance, they can often cost double as much as pre-cut ones. Even if you plan to decorate for Christmas before the holiday, the live tree cannot be central to your decorating scheme since it will not last much longer outdoors. A 6 footer with a single root ball can easily weigh as much as 250 pounds, and it takes more strength to get inside and out of the home during winter months.
But as Christmas approaches, many families opt for the live Christmas tree, thinking that they will be able to make use of it longer. They are usually cheaper and lighter than pre-cut trees, although this may change if you decide to get a more expensive, large or high quality one. Many people also find it easier to maintain because they can just take it outside and bring it inside when the winter season is over. But these downsides are outweighed by the fact that a live Christmas tree is a very nice addition to a home during the holiday season.
Before you get your tree in the fall, take some time to think about whether you really need it during the Christmas season. If you live near a lake or other body of water, this could become a problem. The tree will be exposed to the elements year-round and it might not be the best choice if you are not going to be outside. Also, if your tree is too small for your home, you might want to consider another type of decoration.
Also think about the size of your budget for your tree. If you live in a relatively small area, it might be better to go with a smaller live Christmas tree. You may have to compromise a bit on the quality and appearance of your tree, but you should at least be able to fit it into your budget. However, if you live in a larger area where it may cost several thousand dollars or more to buy a live tree, you may want to consider buying a cut tree instead.
One last thing to think about is the amount of time you can devote to decorating your tree with lights and other accessories. With a pre-cut tree, you can spend an hour or two or even hours getting the lights ready and putting up decorations before the holiday season rolls around. When decorating your tree with a live tree, you have to do this throughout the entire time of the holidays, especially in the fall and winter.
Remember that a live tree is a great way to save money on the holiday season and can add beauty and enjoyment to any home. If you take the time to think through your options carefully and have a little patience, you can end up with a tree that will last a very long time and help add a touch of romance to any space.