If you’re planning to buy a natural Christmas tree from a local tree lot or cut-your-own farm, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has helpful information online regarding the differences between types of trees, how to care for a natural tree after you bring it home, and how to buy a tree so that it can be planted in your landscape after the new year. There’s also a link to a database of cut-your-own tree farms in Texas. Find the full article here

Don’t forget that if you aren’t planning to replant the tree, plan to set the tree at your curb (tinsel and decoration-free) to be turned into mulch as part of the City’s “Tree Cycling” program. (Note that only unflocked trees may be tree cycled.)  

Richardson tree cycling takes place Dec. 17, 2021-Feb. 1, 2022.