How to Select The Perfect Tree

Published by Heather Fesmire in Bucks Country GardensChristmasHome Decor

With so many options in artificial Christmas tree construction, how do you know which one is best suited to your tastes, ornaments and decorating style? Here are a few tips from the pros to help demystify the world of artificial Christmas trees:


Polyethylene (PE) tips are the most lifelike tip option available. By molding the tip into the shape of needles, PE tips look and feel like a real tree. Great for trees that are lightly decorated, giving them a real look that will suit any style.



Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) tips are the classic material used in artificial Christmas trees. Layering and cutting PVC creates a rounded and lifelike tip. Great for commercial décor and heavily decorated trees.


Hard Needle

Hard needle tips are composed of long needles used to create the appearance of a full pine tree. The unique full tips give the tree a realistic and woodsy feel. Best used with an earthy décor such as a cabin or birch theme.


PVC Hard Needle

The combination of PVC and Hard needle tips is used to create a lush, full tree. PVC and Hard needle trees can usually be found adorned by pinecones, helping give them a rustic and down-to-earth feel.

PVC Hard

PE/PVC Hard Needle

The combination of a PE, PVC, and Hard needle tip creates a unique style that is sure to grab your attention. These trees are remarkable enough to stand on their own in any setting.



Frosted tips are covered in a light dusting of a shiny iridescent material that gives the tree a fresh frosted look. Perfect for giving the tree a whimsical sparkle without the look of heavy snow.



Flocked tips are covered in a white fluffy material that mimics the appearance of snow. The amount of flocking can range from heavily flocked, to a more mild coverage, but no matter the amount of flocking applied to the tip, this look evokes a snowy wonderland.


At Bucks Country Gardens, we also offer a wide selection of trees that make setting up a breeze and keeping the lights on hassle-free.


Set up a tree quicker and easier than ever before. The one-plug tree is the newest technology in artificial trees with a unique pole-to-pole electrical connection system, so there is only one plug and no cords to hassle with throughout the tree.


Inside every light socket is a ‘silent sentry’ – a tiny microchip that keeps the light string operating. When all bulbs in the string are operating properly, the chip does nothing. As soon as something happens to a bulb – whether it gets broken, becomes loose, falls out, burns out – the chip takes over, keeping the rest of the string operating properly.

Click here to view our 2017 Artificial Christmas Tree Collection!

-Lifestyle Team

Article as seen in our Christmas 2017 Can You Dig It Newsletter.