Life-Like Christmas Tree 101
Life-like Christmas trees have undergone stunning technological updates and advances in recent years and with the quality of materials used, many times you’re the only one who knows the answer to “is it real or not”.
Questions we're asked every day include the price, how easy are they to assemble and how should they be stored. As for price, the most important factor is the tip count; commonly noted by the number of points on a tree. More tips, equal a higher cost. On pre-lit trees the light count and type of lights, weigh heavy in the final cost. Another factor is the type of needle tip. Molded needle tips are the most expensive; however they give your tree that real life-like look.
For assembly, most life-like tree’s come in 3-5 sections, and the sections are coded with letters. With pre-lit cords, coding is by colors or numbers to indicate where they are to be plugged in; which makes assembly a snap.
There’s an ease of storage when it comes to life-like trees. Just carefully take the sections apart and gently put back into the box. Carefully compress the tree as to not damage the light strands or bulbs; you can also purchase storage bags which can make it easier to store and save space instead of a bulky box.
Speaking of lights, if bulbs burn out, it’s important to remember that the strand will remain lit, however burnt out bulbs are not good for the longevity of your strand and should be replaced, also look for the different trees that are stay-lit versus the ones that are not, this will also factor into the price of your tree.
Another tip, if Santa’s going to be leaving a few extra presents this year, you should look for a tree with more clearance or we suggest extender poles. Gertens searches high and low to bring you the best in life-like trees with the biggest savings.