Christmas Tree Size Guide

If you're getting a new tree for Christmas, then you shouldn't settle for any tree you see in the stores. Sometimes buying the right tree can be a daunting experience given so many options and so many places to get them. Getting the right sized tree will be important. Here are a few tips regarding Christmas tree sizes.

Height Considerations

There are several things you need to consider regarding the height of your would-be new Christmas tree. First off, you should determine where you would place your tree. Determine the height from the floor. This will help you determine just what your desired Christmas tree size should be. Remember to provide a vertical clearance for your tree.

For instance, if your room is within the standard nine or eight foot height you may want to get a tree that is about seven and a half feet high. Giving a one and a half foot clearance allows you to add a proper tree topper and ensures that your Christmas tree doesn't hug the ceiling or bend off the top.

Other than the tree topper, you will also have other things to keep in mind regarding the height of the tree and the amount of clearance you allocate for it. You should also include the height of the tree stand in your calculations. If you intend to put the tree on a table you should also measure its height and subtract it to the allowable height your space allows. All these factors come into play when measuring the right height for your new Christmas tree.

Tree Shape vs. Width

Another important issue related to getting the right Christmas tree size is getting the tree of the right shape. This can be a bit frustrating sometimes especially when different stores have different ways of describing the shape of the trees they have on sale. Some would say their trees are "narrow" yet other stores may describe their trees as "slim" or even "wide".

The best solution of course is to measure things beforehand. You should first determine the amount of floor space available for your tree. Measure the possible diameter of your tree depending on the amount of floor space available. It doesn't have to be exact but it should at least be an estimate that is close enough.

When you walk into the store don't ask for the shape of a tree. You should instead ask for the tree's diameter. Better yet, bring your own carpenter's measuring tape just to be sure you're getting the right measurements. All these factors come into play when figuring out the right Christmas tree size. You better come prepared before running off to the store to get a new tree.

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