Tree hunting

Two Wilton families made the trek to the unofficial Christmas tree capital of Connecticut — Easton — on Dec. 4 to find the perfect Christmas tree. Jillian and Tom Desiderio and Isabella, 10, Sophia, 8, and John, 6; and Kelly and Jae Magner and Jaxx, 6, Graye, 5, and Alice, 1, chose Everett’s Corner Tree Farm. Although the temperature didn’t top the chilly 40s, the two Wilton families stayed warm on the inside and outside with hot chocolate and winter coats, hats and gloves. Jillian Desiderio said they enjoyed meeting the Everett family farm owners in their lumberjack red-and-black checked jackets in a cozy shed, heated by a woodstove. — Nancy Doniger photos