Good morning. A question about Living Xmas Trees

We recently moved from Arizona to the Burton area. We are thinking of getting a couple living pine trees (Xmas trees) for our Christmas trees. What kind would be best? What siz? How and where would we keep it until we can plant it in the Spring.
Thank you
Deb Kohn

  5 answers
  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on Dec 01, 2017
    I would ask advice from a local garden center on what type of tree to get. I recommend digging the hole now and putting the tree there after the holidays. Generally you want to stay around 4 to 5 feet in tree height at the most.
  • Emily Emily on Dec 01, 2017
    A potted tree for outside seems to me too small for inside. A tree large enough to be effective as an inside tree would be very expensive and maybe too hard to handle. I would check with a nursery first. In the north east I favor a cut balsam tree for their scent.
  • Deb Savastano Kohn Deb Savastano Kohn on Dec 01, 2017
    Thank You caseyem! I will ask!
  • Judy Judy on Dec 03, 2017
    I'm not sure if your ground hardens but this is what we did. We live in New York.
    We dug a hole where it was to be planted. This was advice from the nursery. Cover the hole with a heavy tarp. Put the dirt in the garage to keep it from freezing and clumping in the snow. After Christmas, plant the tree with the dirt and that's it!
    We've had a tree grow for 24 years.
    It is a blue Spruce.
    Good luck
  • Deb Savastano Kohn Deb Savastano Kohn on Dec 04, 2017
    Great idea as well! I believe our ground will freeze. Time to start digging..😊..thank you!