When picking out a Christmas tree, one of the main things is picking one that will last a while since  quite a few of us have the tree up for three or four weeks. Here is how to look for a good tree.Never let your kids pick out the tree- You are more likely to end up with a Charlie Brown tree. I remember being a kid and and only looking at two or three trees out of a hundred, and picking the most pitiful one of the bunch and then getting dad to pay for it.

Pick a Fir if you want a tree that does not shed, mainly because they tend to hold their needles the longest.

Make sure the tree is fresh when you buy it- If the needles are slightly yellow go to another tree. Run your hand over the branches if needles fall off, I would suggest finding another tree. These tips are courtesy of {Southern Living}.