Me n the girls go drive around the ranch until they find the appropriate looking cedar tree. Then since I ain’t a sissy like @ignerntbend I laugh at the trees pleas while I use a chainsaw to disconnect it from the earth.
We cut them down (when I say "we" , I mean "I") out back. We let the kids pick the tree (my dad did the same for me). Over the years we've had oak, elm, blackjack, cedar, Bradford pear,, I think a bush or two.