Shopping for the perfect Christmas Tree can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Experts like tree farmer Glenda Adams say there are several things to consider when looking for a real live tree. "Be sure the needles are not coming off. Feel on them to see if they fall off," said Adams. Dry needles could be a sign of a dying tree. Adams says another big mistake is buying bundled trees, without ever opening them. "They need to look at a tree to make sure that it is alive and in good condition when they purchase it," said Adams. Everyone can find the right real tree to suit their needs, even if sap or shedding are a concern. "The Leyland Cypress Tree will not shed. And for people with allergies. The Leyland Cypress Tree is best for that." But no matter what tree you like best the most important thing to remember is to make sure keep it watered. "They dry out with the heat in the house and everything... and that`s what causes so many fires at Christmas time" said Adams. To avoid a potential fire also remember to keep your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces or space heaters. Check and replace damaged or worn light sets. And be sure to disconnect the lights at bedtime, or whenever your tree is unattended.