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We often get questions about the best way to care for a real Christmas Tree to ensure it makes it through the holiday season. In our experience, all our trees, if properly cared for, will maintain their freshness well past Christmas. Here are a few tips that may help you with your tree.

  • Christmas Trees need a tremendous amount of water. Over half a trees weight is in the form of water. It is very important that you have a tree stand which can hold about 1 quart of water for every inch of trunk diameter. So a 4 inch tree should be in a stand that holds no less than 4 quarts of water.
  • Just before displaying your tree, it is best to make a fresh cut on the trunk about 1/2 inches up from the bottom. This will open up the "pores" that tree uses to drink. Be sure to check the water level of the stand frequently so it does not dry up and expose the bottom of the trunk.
  • If you are going to wait to set up your Christmas Tree, store it in a cool, shady place, and place it in water until you are ready to move it indoors.
  • Try to place your tree away from heat sources as these will dry the tree. Also try to use more modern lights which tend to produce less heat.