MIAMI COUNTY — ‘Tis the season for chestnuts roasting on an open fire, yuletide carols, colorful decorations — and of course, Christmas trees.
Live Christmas trees are more popular than ever and Miami County has a number of places for families to choose their own perfect tree.
The Miami Valley Today turned to Facebook to ask readers where they suggest finding the tree of their dreams.
For those who like the option of cutting their own tree, several businesses came highly recommended, garnering multiple nods from readers:
• Valley View Farms, 4163 Walnut Grover Road, Troy
• Kraft’s Christmas Tree Farm, 6780 S. Karns Road, West Milton
• Fulton Farms, 2393 S. State Route 202, Troy
• Hahn Christmas Tree Farm, 4080 Monroe Concord Road, Troy
For those wishing to purchase a pre-cut tree, our readers suggested Kroger, Lowe’s, and George’s Dairy Bar in Piqua.
Tree safety tips
Live Christmas trees are beautiful and add a wonderful aroma to make your season bright, but with lives trees come safety concerns.
Captain Tim Risner of the Piqua Fire Department offers some suggestions in placing an caring for a live tree.
•Keep your tree holder filled with fresh water.
•Avoid placing your tree near any heat source.
•Use only Underwriters Laboratories-approved lights.
•Make sure to turn off tree lights before going to bed or leaving your home.
• When choosing your tree, look for one that is fresh.
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