Cottage Q&A: Can I chop a wild tree from the cottage for Christmas?

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If you’re eyeing the beautiful Douglas fir at the cottage as a potential Christmas tree you may want to hit pause. While wild trees thrive in the outdoors, they are ill-suited for living inside.

As Cottage Life Editor-in-Chief Michelle Kelly explains, you have options for using live trees that don’t involve taking a piece of the tree at the cottage home with you.

If you’re hung up on deciding between an artificial tree versus a farmed tree, read our article The debate between artificial and farmed trees for the holidays.