A decorated Christmas tree brightens a home during the holidays.
When you think of Christmas, one of the first things you probably think of is a Christmas tree. In fact, the Christmas tree is one of the most recognizable images of the season. Almost everywhere you go, it is the focal point of people's holiday decoration. You pile your gifts under the tree. You gather around your tree to sing Christmas carols and drink eggnog.

The growing and selling of fresh Christmas trees is big business, but what is important to you is how to choose a pretty tree and how to keep it from turning into a fire hazard during the holidays. In this article, you will find out everything from how and where the trees are grown to how to select and care for your tree through the holiday season.