What to know when buying a Christmas tree

As sales surge looking for holiday cheer amid the pandemic, a cooperative in Wisconsin claimed a company supplied trees “which they intentionally and falsely advertised as Fraser fir trees.”
2:28 | 12/01/20

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thank you so much. We turn now to Christmas sales are surging this year with so many of us staying at home looking forward to some holiday cheer but are you always getting what you pay for? Will reeve joins us with more. Good morning, will. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. Record Christmas tree sales this year. I'm going to buy mine as soon as we're done here. A balsam or a Frasier is the big difference. There it is. Reporter: For billions of people around the world the Christmas tree is a familiar to tem of the Christmas season. Maybe it needs love. Reporter: This year according to the national Christmas tree association more Americans are getting Christmas trees than ever before trying to beat the pandemic blues. But with so many options, how do you know you're getting what you paid for? Earlier this year a Christmas tree cooperative in Wisconsin filed a lawsuit against a tree supplier and Home Depot claiming last year they sold potentially hundreds of thousands of balsam firs which they falsely advertised as Fraser fir trees and said it worked with its supplier to fix the problem going forward. Fraser fir trees tend to go more expensive known for their two-tone needle color, dark green with silver undersides. What can you do? The Cadillac right now, everybody likes the Fraser, the color that it has, the branching structure tends to be good for heavier ornaments. Reporter: Depending on size and variety, Christmas trees can cost anywhere from $60 to $700. Experts say to make sure you know what you're looking for before you shop. These tree farms are the experts that know what they have, they've grown these trees for years. Reporter: So you picked out your tree. You'll want to take care of it. Number one thing make your you're watering it continuously and don't keep it in a place where it could catch fire near a heating vent or fireplace, any needles that fall you can leave out for the reindeer, they could always use the fuel. Reindeer in my home? Okay. Are you really -- I didn't know Santa brought the reindeer in the house with Who knew that? He brings it back up, obviously. Small one right back there. I'll send you a picture. Please do. Can't wait. I love that kid.

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