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Staying Alive

We're all about reuse at This Old House, so that's why we've often suggested getting a living Christmas tree instead of one that's been cut down. Not only is a live tree fresher—meaning it's more fragrant—but it's not as tippy as a cut tree in a stand. But we think the best reason to go with a living tree is so you can plant it after the holidays and decorate it for years to come.

See tips on how to choose a live Christmas Tree from This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.
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