More than 30 Delaware farmers have Christmas trees available for First State merrymakers this holiday season with the Delaware Fresh mobile app.

More than 30 Delaware farmers have Christmas trees available for First State merrymakers this holiday season with the Delaware Fresh mobile app.

The app and a related website, de.gov/christmastrees, feature locations, hours, and other shopping information. “It’s great family fun to pick out just the right locally-grown tree for your house,” said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. “Buying from a Delaware farm is a guarantee to get the freshest tree and support our local tree farmers at the same time.”

Some details for picking out the right tree:

- The shape and size of a tree will depend on where you plan to place it and the height of the ceiling in your home. Some people want a more slender tree like a fir, while others like a larger, fuller tree like a spruce, and still others prefer a fuller, bushier tree like a pine.

- Although most people prefer a well-rounded and shapely tree, you may find it more practical and economical to buy one that is somewhat flat or sparsely branched in one side, so that it fits into a corner or against a wall.

- Keep a cut tree in a cool, shaded area, sheltered from wind, with the trunk in a bucket of water until you are ready for set up.

The Delaware Fresh app is available free for download on Android, iPhone and Windows 8: delaware.gov/apps.