Searching for the Perfect Tree

By Cristina Frank

December 8, 2011 Updated Dec 8, 2011 at 8:47 AM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It takes the spotlight for the holiday season and you may have one up in your living room right now.

Whether it's artificial or real - millions of families have a Christmas tree in their house.

But , what does it take to find the PERFECT tree?

Action News This Morning took on the job to find that answer, as we headed to Molyneaux's Tree Farm in Endicott.

Now, if you haven't picked a tree yet and feel a little lost in all the different kinds.

Here is an overview of some of the the different kinds out there from Gene Molyneaux.

"The three basic varieties of balsam: they are Balsam, Cannon and Fraser. They all look a lot alike to the untrained eye, but the characteristics are quite different."

"Cannon have a deeper green and a little less silver. Fraser have a silver hue to it which makes it look blue against the green. And the branches are stronger on both the Cannon and the Fraser compared to the original Balsam."

"The Balsam is just your original green tree with a silver underneath. The branches aren't quite as strong."

"The you have Douglas which is a full tree with a lot of fragrance. And then you have Concolor fir which have a blue coloration to it and they have a citrus-y scent to it - which they claim is hypoallergenic. Then we have blue spruce, they have a really sharp needle."

Molyneaux's Tree Farm has been around for more than 60 years - the first tree seed was planted by Richard and his wife back in 1947.