Enjoy your fresh Christmas tree

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.

  1. Take your tree home and store it in a cool shady spot until it is time to put it up.


  1. Make a fresh cut of one inch from the trunk just before putting it in a stand.


  1. Be sure you have a good stand that will hold a lot of water. It is worth the investment.


  1. Put your tree away from any heat sources, such as fireplaces, heating ducts or electric heaters.


  1. Be sure your light cords are damage free.


  1. Turn off lights when you leave home or spend an extended time in another area of your house.


  1. 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.

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