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Christmas Trees A-Growing On Long Island

Christmas Trees are seen at Ver Der Ber's Garden Center - Aquebogue, NY - Dec 1, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Christmas Trees are seen at Ver Der Ber’s Garden Center – Aquebogue, NY – Dec 1, 2010 – Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

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AQUEBOGUE, NY (WCBS 880) - It’s time to find that perfect Christmas Tree!


WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports

There are many types of holiday trees to choose from.

Balsam Fir is considered the most fragrant and Fraser Fir is generally considered to have the longest needle retention, according to Noreen Ficachello of Ver Der Ber’s Garden Center in Aquebogue, Long Island.

She says they have a range of sizes: “Five to six-foot Balsams and Frasers. Then we go six to seven, seven to eight, eight to nine.”

You should always display the tree in a cool dry place and never near a heating system or fireplace. Also give it plenty of water, especially the first week when it’s most thirsty.

The tree, Noreen says, remains a big part of the holidays: “They’re willing to give up a lot of things, but you’ll always have people come for a Christmas tree.”

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