Make Sure You "Chop" Locally

Helpful tips for finding the perfect tree

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    WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 21: Volunteers carry a Chirstmas tree through heavy snow before it is moved to the apex of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall December 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. Ornaments and messages made by school children from across the country were used to decorate the tree, which will be on display throughout Christmas week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Now that it is day three of the Thanksgiving leftovers plan, it is time to dust off those holiday decorations and "holiday-i-fy" your house.

    But first things first, you have to get the perfect tree!

    So Clark, why don't you rev up the ole station wagon and head to the nearest "chop shop" and pick out your 2010 Griswold family Christmas tree?

    To make the search for the perfect tree a little easier, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services put its 2010 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide online so you know you are "chopping" locally!

    Virginia's Local Chop Shops

    Do you live in Maryland? No worries. Maryland's Department of Agriculture put their Christmas Tree Guide online as well.

    Maryland's Local Chop Shops

    And don't forget, when you have everything decorated just right, then paparazzi it and send us the picture!