Written by Julie Silva Friday, 06 December 2013 09:47
Ivan Gonzalez, of Dallas, is spending the holidays with his brother’s family and he said their tradition every year is to shop for a tree the day after Thanksgiving.
The one they picked out was about seven feet tall.
“It’s big. It looks full,” Gonzalez said. “We told them to open it up, and it looks like it’s completely full from top to bottom.”
When picking a tree, buyers are encouraged to look at the strength of the limbs to hold ornaments, make sure it’s all green and brush the limbs with their hands to see if any needles fall.
Volunteers with Boy Scouts Troop No. 83 said Thanksgiving and the day after are usually strong days for sales of trees. For the past 10 years, the Boy Scouts have sold trees at a site along Shary Road to benefit the organization.