"I've heard the saying that an artificial tree equals an artificial Christmas."
Shelia Welch is at the Old Milo Tree Farms in Hamburg, Arkansas looking to take home a Christmas tree this holiday season and says there's nothing like a real tree to decorate her home.
"I like the scent of a tree and this was a blue ice. It has a light citrusy smell sort of like an orange."
Old Milo Tree Farms was started by Lonni and Brad Davis in 2006 after they found it hard to find a real Christmas tree in their area. Now 6 years later, they have grown a selection of Leyland Cypress Trees, Frasier Firs, and Carolina Sapphire Trees for people to choose from and co-owner Lonni Davis has suggestions on what you can do to keep your tree healthy.
"Fresh water is the only thing you need to take care of these trees as soon as you cut them, just keep them watered and check them daily. They will drink for the first two weeks pretty much everyday."
And even with the slow economy, Davis says that business at Old Milo Tree Farms has been good.
"Our business has picked up over the last two years because people are just now finding out about us."
And if you're not ready to get rid of your tree even after Christmas, don't worry; Davis says they can last six to eight weeks.