Antti Manninen. Helsingin Sanomat
Selecting a Christmas tree is very much a matter of taste.
Some like a so-called latvakuusi, which is basically the crown of a much bigger tree, while others prefer a small forest spruce with sparse branches.
Cultivated and trimmed spruces, becoming increasingly popular these days, can be as thick as the Christmas trees of the Donald Duck comic books - one cannot see through them.
Caucasian firs are quite another thing. These modern trees are no spruces at all, even though they pose as Christmas trees.
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