Picking a Fresh Christmas Tree

treeFresh Christmas trees stay green longer and are less of a fire hazard than dry trees.

Checking for Freshness:

  • Fresh trees are green

  • Fresh needles are hard to pull from branches

  • Fresh needles do not break when bent between fingers

  • Trunk butt is sticky with resin

  • A shower of falling needles when the trunk is bounced on the ground = tree is too dry

 

Caring for Trees:

  • Cut off about 2 inches from the trunk for better water absorption

  • Trim branches as necessary to set trunk in base of stand

  • Keep water filled while tree is indoors.

  • Keep tree away from heat sources; heated rooms dry tree faster

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