Nothing says Christmas like a beautiful fir or pine tree decked to the holiday nines in your family home. Many people shy away from the “real” tree option when they are unsure of how to care for the green guest over the course of the holiday season. Here are some tips to get your tree to stay in great shape while on display, and how to clean up after the holiday season comes to an end. First, pick the perfect spot for your tree. This should be away from any direct heat sources like vents, portable heaters and electric/gas fireplaces. The heat will cause the needles to dry up and fall out, causing additional mess and work for you! Next, when selecting your tree, make sure the lot cuts the stem down to reduce the sap sealing over the trunk and allow for better home hydration. Then, make sure you have a sturdy base to hold your tree and fill the water reservoir with fresh water. This should be refilled daily to maximize hydration and minimize lost needles, keeping your…