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Artificial Trees Buying Guide

Some homeowners prefer them for the lack of mess, while others like them because of the absence of allergy concerns. If you prefer artificial trees at Christmastime, you'll be rewarded. The newest artificial trees are designed to last longer, look more realistic, and meet various size needs. Read on for key differences in artificial trees.

Types of Artificial Trees

Types of Artificial Trees

The type of artificial tree you prefer depends on your holiday decorating preferences as well as how much it matters to you that the tree resembles the real thing. For homeowners who prefer a more realistic look, there are natural-looking versions; the type of material used to make an artificial tree will affect how it looks. Artificial trees also come unlit or pre-lit, as well as flocked or accented, which can add an unexpected touch to holiday decorating. Here are the types of artificial trees to consider.

Pre-lit vs. Unlit

Artificial trees may be unlit or strung with pre-attached lights that are either white or multicolor. Pre-lit trees tend to be more expensive; those with a "continuous on" feature will stay lit even if one bulb burns out.

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Shop for Holiday Ornaments and Decor from Hayneedle.com! Christmas is all about tradition, so start a new one with the unique and ...elegant look of the Black Fir Pre-Lit Tree. Sometimes shaking up the status quo is just what you need to truly get the style you want. This lush pre-lit tree features a sleek black design constructed of durable PVC for years of lasting beauty. Plenty of white lights ensure your tree provides a sparkling accent, while the included metal base provides stability. This beauty is just waiting to become part of your future traditions.3-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: slim - mediumBase width: 25 in.Tip count: 234Bulb count: 2504.5-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: slim - mediumBase width: 34 in.Tip count: 525Bulb count: 3005.5-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: slim - mediumBase width: 42 in.Tip count: 794Bulb count: 4006.5-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: slim - mediumBase width: 46 in.Tip count: 1216Bulb count: 5007.5-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: slim - mediumBase width: 52 in.Tip count: 1634Bulb count: 6009-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: slim - mediumBase width: 64 in.Tip count: 2326Bulb count: 750Don't Forget to Fluff!Simply start at the top and work in a spiral motion down the tree. For best results, you'll want to start from the inside and work out, making sure to touch every branch, positioning them up and down in a variety of ways, checking for any open spaces as you go.As you work your way down, the spiral motion will ensure that you won't have any gaps. And by touching every branch you'll create the desired full, natural look.About VickermanThis product is proudly made by Vickerman, a leader in high quality holiday decor. Founded in 1940, the Vickerman Company has established itself as an innovative company dedicated to exceeding the expectations of their customers. With a wide variety of remarkably realistic looking foliage, greenery and beautiful trees, Vickerman is a name you can trust for helping you create beloved holiday memories year after year. read more

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Shop for Holiday Ornaments and Decor from Hayneedle.com! The Vickerman 7 ft. Gold Glitter Pre-lit Spiral Tree is a fun take on a C...hristmas classic. This wacky golden Christmas tree features a winding corkscrew shape that offers a surprisingly chic approach to a holiday staple. Pre-lit with 300 clear mini-lights, this tree features a convenient on/off foot switch to eliminate the hassle of reaching for electrical outlets. Complete with an ample number of tips for personal decorations, lights and tinsel, this stylish tree is sure to brighten any room in your home this holiday.Don't Forget to Fluff!Simply start at the top and work in a spiral motion down the tree. For best results, you'll want to start from the inside and work out, making sure to touch every branch, positioning them up and down in a variety of ways, checking for any open spaces as you go.As you work your way down, the spiral motion will ensure that you won't have any gaps. And by touching every branch you'll create the desired full, natural look. About VickermanThis product is proudly made by Vickerman, a leader in high quality holiday decor. Founded in 1940, the Vickerman Company has established itself as an innovative company dedicated to exceeding the expectations of their customers. With a wide variety of remarkably realistic looking foliage, greenery and beautiful trees, Vickerman is a name you can trust for helping you create beloved holiday memories year after year. read more

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Shop for Holiday Ornaments and Decor from Hayneedle.com! Simple in its beauty and sophistication, the Vickerman 3.5 ft. Cashmere C...hristmas Tree adds a festive touch to your home without detracting from the rest of your decor. A perfect piece for any table top, this beautiful tree is lit with 50 clear bulbs and features 76 tips which give this tree a lush, full appearance. Specifications for 3.5-Foot Cashmere Pine Christmas Tree Shape: Slim Base Width: 21 inches Number of Bulbs: 50 Number of Tips: 76 Don't Forget to Fluff!Simply start at the top and work in a spiral motion down the tree. For best results, you'll want to start from the inside and work out, making sure to touch every branch, positioning them up and down in a variety of ways, checking for any open spaces as you go.As you work your way down, the spiral motion will ensure that you won't have any gaps. And by touching every branch you'll create the desired full, natural look. About VickermanThis product is proudly made by Vickerman; a leader in high quality holiday decor. Founded in 1940; the Vickerman Company has established itself as an innovative company dedicated to exceeding the expectations of their customers. With a wide variety of remarkably realistic looking foliage; greenery and beautiful trees; Vickerman is a name you can trust for helping you create beloved holiday memories year after year. read more

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Shop for Holiday Ornaments and Decor from Hayneedle.com! There s nothing scary about the charming look of the Black Laser Pre-Lit ...Tree. This whimsical black design features bright orange lights for a contrast that s perfect on Halloween, yet carries through to Christmas. Uniquely proportioned, this tree seamlessly matches any decor style, from rustic to modern. A metal stand ensures stability, while plenty of tips give you space to hang ornaments and accessories. Let this tree carry you from fall into winter in true style.4-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: slimBase width: 19 in.Tip count: 579Bulb count: 1005-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: slimBase width: 24 in.Tip count: 869Bulb count: 1506-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: slimBase width: 26 in.Tip count: 1262Bulb count: 700Don't Forget to Fluff!Simply start at the top and work in a spiral motion down the tree. For best results, you'll want to start from the inside and work out, making sure to touch every branch, positioning them up and down in a variety of ways, checking for any open spaces as you go.As you work your way down, the spiral motion will ensure that you won't have any gaps. And by touching every branch you'll create the desired full, natural look.About VickermanThis product is proudly made by Vickerman, a leader in high quality holiday decor. Founded in 1940, the Vickerman Company has established itself as an innovative company dedicated to exceeding the expectations of their customers. With a wide variety of remarkably realistic looking foliage, greenery and beautiful trees, Vickerman is a name you can trust for helping you create beloved holiday memories year after year. read more

Natural

Many artificial trees resemble real ones in appearance, with evergreenlike branches and coloring. These allow homeowners to accent the tree any way they see fit.

Flocked or Accented

Flocked or accented artificial trees appear to be dusted, to varying degrees, with snow or glitter. Additional accents may include pinecones or berries that are permanently affixed.

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Light Count: 0Light Color: Tips: 412Material: PE/PVCStand: Color: FlockedWarranty: 10 Year Construction

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Shop for Holiday Ornaments and Decor from Hayneedle.com! The Pink Flocked Christmas Tree adds Christmas cute to any setting. Made ...with a durable PVC construction this tree features a slim design with pink flocked branches that make a colorful impression on your holiday decor. Plug it in and let the glow of its integrated mini clear Christmas lights add a festive look to your surroundings.4.5-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: medium Base width: 27 in.Tip count: 360Bulb count: 1506.5-ft.Tree Additional InformationShape: medium Base width: 37 in.Tip count: 1002Bulb count: 400Don't Forget to Fluff!Simply start at the top and work in a spiral motion down the tree. For best results, you'll want to start from the inside and work out, making sure to touch every branch, positioning them up and down in a variety of ways, checking for any open spaces as you go.As you work your way down, the spiral motion will ensure that you won't have any gaps. And by touching every branch you'll create the desired full, natural look.About VickermanThis product is proudly made by Vickerman, a leader in high quality holiday decor. Founded in 1940, the Vickerman Company has established itself as an innovative company dedicated to exceeding the expectations of their customers. With a wide variety of remarkably realistic looking foliage, greenery and beautiful trees, Vickerman is a name you can trust for helping you create beloved holiday memories year after year. read more

The Gerson Company

Shop for Holiday Ornaments and Decor from Hayneedle.com! Bask in the unique, frosted appeal of the Flocked Long Needle New Haven P...ine. This tree appears to be fresh from a Scandinavian forest, and embodies what Prince Albert wrote of in 1848; I must now seek in the children an echo of what my brother and I were in the old time... and their delight in the Christmas-trees is not less than ours used to be. Enjoy a nostalgic holiday full of wonder and surprise with this frosted tree. Replete with long needles and snow-covered charm, this tree features 700 integrated clear lights that are evenly spaced for no-fuss setup and storage. Available in 7.5 ft. or 9 ft. height. Comes with a 6 ft. power cord.Specifications for 7.5 foot treeShape: New Haven pineBase Width: 52-inchesNumber of Bulbs: 700Number of Tips: 239Specifications for the 9.0 foot TreeShape: New Haven pineBase Width: 59-inchesNumber of Bulbs: 1000Number of Tips: 354About Gerson CompaniesA family-owned and run firm, Gerson Companies is based in Olathe, Kansas just outside of Kansas City. Offices in Hong Kong and China allow Gerson staff to ensure quality at every step of the sourcing and manufacturing process. With 70 years of experience, Gerson's designers have a long tradition of keeping a finger on the pulse of our customers' needs, desires, and experiences. Gerson Companies is proud to offer top quality holiday gear at affordable prices. read more

Christmas Tree Market

Nothing says winter like the snow-covered branches of the 7-foot Fairbanks Flocked Artificial Christmas Tree with clear lights. Br...ing the wintry charm into the warmth and comfort of your home and discover the joy of a flocked tree. read more

Material

All artificial trees are made from PVC or PE plastic. The needles on PVC artificial trees are attached with wires, while PE trees better resemble real-tree needles and branches. In addition, the center pole of an artificial tree is either plastic or metal.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

From tabletop to centerpiece of a room, an artificial tree can accent a variety of spaces and lend itself to virtually every decorating scheme. However, before you purchase an artificial tree, it's important to review certain purchase considerations to enhance your enjoyment. Those include the tree's height and width; its branch type; the price; warranty; stand and accessories; and whether it's fire-retardant or fade-resistant. Here's an overview of what to think about before you buy.

Height and Width

Artificial trees generally come in full, slim, or pencil widths. Height varies considerably and usually at 6-inch increments. The smallest versions are tabletop trees, while the tallest can reach about 12 feet.

Branch Type

Artificial trees are crafted to resemble real trees, including common varieties such as pine and fir. Branches of artificial trees will be hinged (permanently affixed) or hook-in, which hook into specific spots on a tree and take more time to assemble. Tip count or density will affect how full the artificial tree looks.

Price

The price of artificial trees is affected by different factors, including quality, height, branch type, and accents. Artificial trees may also be ordered in custom sizes, which can increase the price.

Warranty

Most artificial trees are designed to last about 10 years. However, you may want to research whether your artificial tree comes with a warranty that guarantees its lifespan and durability.

Stand and Accessories

Many trees come with a stand, which is typically metal or plastic, as well as a storage bag, which can improve convenience.

Fire-Retardant and Fade-Resistant

Choose a tree that is both fire-retardant and fade-resistant to withstand conditions inside your home.

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A classic favorite, the 5-foot Lake Shore Blue/Green Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree evokes warm memories of holiday gatherings a...round the tree. Two-toned blue-green PVC tips mixed with silver-green PE tips that twinkle with clear lights for a realistic, magical appeal that draws everyone to this tree. read more

5' Lake Shore Blue/Green Spruce Artificial Christmas - Prelit
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The best entry level PE tree, our 6.5-foot Ontario Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas with... practicality and style. Realistic with its Real-Feel PE and classic PVC needles twinkling with clear lights, it is a delightful centerpiece for your holiday merriment. read more

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