How long does your Christmas tree last?

Posted at 7:44 AM, Dec 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-02 07:44:21-05

(WTVR) - Have you already got your Christmas tree but are worried it might not last throughout the rest of the month?

Tree farmers are saying this year many people are buying their trees much earlier this year.

Some places say people were lining up to buy their trees before Thanksgiving day.

And Thanksgiving came early this year, almost 5 weeks before Christmas.

But which types of trees are the best to make it to Christmas day?

Some swear by the Fraser Fir which they say has the best needle retention of most tree species.

But no matter which specific fir you end up coming home with, tree farmers can all agree as long as you put it in water right away, your house will smell of pine needles through the holiday.