Real Tree Care
A few helpful tree care tips will enhance the enjoyment of your Christmas tree and keep it fresh and fragrant throughout the holiday season.
After you bring the tree home and you are not setting it up immediately, cut one-quarter inch off the base of the trunk. Keep the tree outdoors in a container of water. Protect it from wind and sun until you’re ready to decorate. This helps the tree retain moisture for 10-14 days prior to bringing into your home.
Before you bring the tree into your home and place it in a stand, make another fresh cut a minimum of one-quarter inch off the base of the trunk. This re-opens the tree stem so it can take water. Immediately place it in the stand with fresh water. Don’t allow the water to drop below the fresh cut or the stem will reseal. Additives, chemicals and homemade recipes add nothing to the water uptake or the in-home display length of your tree.
Remember, trees are very thirsty. They may drink from 1 quart to 1 gallon of water per day. Use a stand with a 1 gallon capacity or more. Check it daily and supply fresh water as needed. Happy Holidays!
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FRASER FIR $11/foot (fresh precut only):
This tree species has a deep green color, excellent fragrance, best needle retention.
CONCOLOR FIR: $11/foot (fresh precut only):
Also known as White Fir they have silvery green needles, a unique & delightful citrus fragrance and excellent needle retention. These trees tend to grow with a wide taper.
NORWAY SPRUCE $9/foot (cut your own available after December 10):
Grown primarily for landscape and windbreak use this tree species can also be a short display (2-3 weeks) Christmas tree. It has very stout branches for heavy ornaments and slightly sharp needles. Please note: These fields don’t open until December 10.