Tree Care Tips
- Until you are ready to put up your tree, keep it fresh by laying it on the ground out of the sun and wind. Cover it. This will keep it cool and moist.
- When you are ready to place it in your stand, cut one inch or more off the trunk. This will open the capillaries which allow the tree to draw moisture up the trunk and into the needles.
- Check your stand twice daily – especially in the first week – and add water as necessary. An eight foot tree can often “drink” a gallon of water per day.
- Choose the location of your tree carefully. Do not place it near a heat source such as a heat register, fireplace or window where direct sunlight hits it.