You need not be reminded that Christmas is around the corner (if the commercials, music, and store decorations are any indication!). For many people, that means the time is close to pick out a Christmas tree.
While some people just take the first tree they see, others are much more discerning about their choice. The University of Illinois has entire page dedicated to the selection and care of the perfect tree. It's a great read, and I hope you check it out. The link is here.