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 a few hours of leaving the farm, we can make a fresh cut.  This will ensure maximum water intake.  If you chose to cut it yourself, make a fresh cut to remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand.
  • Once home, place the tree in water as soon as possible. Do not let the tree stand dry up.  The tree will need the most water the first several days.  Recommend checking the water level at least twice each day.
  • If needed, trees can be temporarily stored for several days in a cool location. If you can, cover the tree with a tarp or cover 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). Lowering the room temperature will slow the drying process, resulting in less water consumption each day.
  • Recommend using LED lights because they produce minimal heat and reduce the drying of the tree.


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