The official White House Christmas tree this year is a Douglas fir that stands 18 ½ feet high and is nearly 13 feet wide. You can bet that it is as healthy as it is beautiful. Most people just look at size and shape but as it turns out the freshness of the tree is also something to keep in mind. It will look better, last longer, and present less of a fire hazard.
To help us out, Cynthia Kreilick took her flipcam to a tree lot in Oreland, just past Route 309, and found Doug Kroll who was selling trees. Turns out he really knew his stuff and was more than happy to share a few tips on finding the perfect Christmas tree.
Cynthia Kreilick works in Mt. Airy for the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement (NIM). She helps people open child care businesses in Philadelphia. Prior to shifting into early childhood education, Cynthia produced arts and culture and children’s programming for WHYY.