Here’s how to choose and care for your real Christmas tree🎄

Johnson County Christmas trees

Trees for sale at the annual Christmas tree lot at the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site in Fairway. Photo by Lucie Krisman.

There’s no surer sign that the holiday season has arrived in Johnson County, then the post-Thanksgiving sprouting of real Christmas tree sales in the area.

Why it matters: Many of us go with fake trees for our homes, but if you prefer the genuine article, there are suggested ways to choose and care for your tree in order to keep it in top holiday shape through the new year.