Christmas is just around the corner and for many families, a visit to a local Christmas tree farm is a wonderful part of the family tradition. Freshly cut Christmas trees are just like plants and children: give them tender loving care and they will give you joy in return. If a few simple common-sense steps are followed, your tree will last through the festive season and, in the case of Fraser Fir, well into the new year.
- Take your tree home and store it in a cool shady spot until it is time to put it up.
- Make a fresh cut of one inch from the trunk just before putting it in a stand.
- Be sure you have a good stand that will hold a lot of water. It is worth the investment.
- Put your tree away from any heat sources, such as fireplaces, heating ducts or electric heaters.
- Be sure your light cords are damage free.
- Turn off lights when you leave home or spend an extended time in another area of your house.
- Water, water, water. Trees are thirsty and may use up to a gallon of water daily.
One acre of trees produces enough daily oxygen for 18 people! No wonder it feels so good to visit a tree farm to choose a tree. Fresh air, a walk outdoors and a beautiful Christmas tree¾now that’s the spirit.
Provided by Cedar Hill Tree Farm.