How to take care of Christmas trees.



Christmas Tree Freshness Test   

      1. Grap a tree branch between your thumb and forefinger and pull it toward you. At most only a  few needles should come off in your hand if the tree is fresh.

    2. Shake the tree , You shouldn’t see an excessive amount of green needles fall to the ground. Some loss of interior brown needles is normal .

Prepping the Christmas tree.

    Have the employess at the Christmas tree lot make  a fresh clean cut to the trunk on the tree,  right before  taking the  Christmas tree home. The cut needs to be  a couple inches off the bottom of the  tree trunk . When  they are cut,  the tree produce a  sap that comes out and seals the trunk, prevent the tree from getting water. The cut removes the sap and the tree will be able to absorb fresh water.

Christmas watering.

         When you bring your tree home, be sure to put it in water immediately. Once  a tree is cut, it will lose moisture quickly. Dot let the  bottom of the tree dry out it could lead  a shorter lifespan your family's Christmas tree. The tree can absorb  a gallon of water in one day.Keep the tree stand filled with fresh clean water.The Christmas tree water levels should never go below the tree’s base. A seal of  sap will form over the cut tree trunk  in a few hours if the water drops below the base of the tree.Do not use hot water  for the tree, it does not help.

      You can add aspirin or sugar to the water.Not sure if this helps.
 A commercial watering system like Saint Nick's watering system can help keep the Christmas Tree healthy during the holidays. 
Best place for Christmas tree at home.
     Find a spot with filtered light and  well away from drafts and heaters. The best locations  a cool location and not in direct sun light.

How care for your fresh Christmas Tree - Video.