Caring For Your Christmas Tree

Your Christmas tree will be beautiful throughout the holiday season with proper care and maintenance. 

  • Displaying trees in a traditional water reservoir type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems.
  • If you are setting up your Christmas tree within an hour of leaving the farm, we can make a fresh cut to the base.  This will ensure maximum water intake.  If you chose to cut it yourself, make a fresh cut to remove about an inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand.
  • Once home, place the tree in warm (almost hot) water right away. This allows the sap to stay loose enough for the tree to absorb as much water as possible. The tree will need the most water the first several days and it can take in gallons of water in that time. We recommend checking the water level at least twice each day. 
  • If needed, trees can temporarily be stored for several days in a cool location. If you can, cover the tree with a tarp to prevent water loss.
  • Make sure your tree stand is adequate for your size of tree. This will ensure adequate water as well as prevent the tree from falling over.
  • Keep trees away from major sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight).
  • We recommend using LED lights because they produce minimal heat and are safer to use on the tree. 



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