If you've found this page, then no doubt you are one of the 35 million live tree purchasers each year – For that, we thank you!
Just click on the photos below for some helpful hints to get the most enjoyment out of your Christmas tree this season.
Recycle Your Tree
Real Christmas Trees Are a Benefit to the Environment.
Every acre of Christmas Trees grown produces the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people.
Please remember to recycle your Christmas tree.
Go to www.realchristmastrees.org and type in your zip code to find a recycling program near you.
Caring For Your Tree
With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your trees.
• Displaying trees in water in a traditional reservoir-type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems. We recommend using a Home Logic® Christmas Tree Stand.
• Make a fresh cut to remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the tree trunk before putting the tree in the stand. Make the cut perpendicular to the stem axis. DO NOT cut the trunk at an angle, or into a V-shape.
• Once home, place the tree in water as soon as possible. Most species can go 6 to 8 hours after cutting the trunk and still take up water. Don't bruise the cut surface or get it dirty.
• Check the stand daily to make sure that the level of water does not go below the base of the tree.
• Always remember to protect your floor by placing a plastic protective cover underneath your tree stand.
Use these tips to make your purchase more enjoyable.
• Be sure you know what size (height and width) you need before picking a tree.
• Look for indicators of dryness or deterioration such as excessive needle loss, discolored foliage, musty odor, needle pliability, and wrinkled bark. A good rule-of-thumb is, when in doubt, select another one.
• Some species last longer and remain fresh longer than others in different climates. Ask your retailer which tree performs best in your climate.