ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) – Picking out a Christmas tree? Cornell University scientists have some tips.
Plant pathologist Brian Eshenaur says beware of yellowing needles or a slight brown speckled color. That could mean there was a pest problem and could result in needles dropping early.READ MORE: Motorcyclist Dies In Crash After Running Red Light, 2 Others Injured Frisco Police Say
Don’t be afraid to bend the branches and shoots. Shoots should be flexible, so avoid a tree if the needles fall off or if the shoots crack when handled.READ MORE: 2 Teens Dead, Another Injured After Shooting In Arlington, Police Say
And make sure the tree smells good. Eshenaur says if there isn’t much fragrance when you flex the needles, it could mean that the tree was cut too long ago.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead After Man Fires Shots At Pickup Truck In Tom Thumb Parking Lot In Richardson
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