TREE CARE

    Trees¬†are natural perishable products and each one is unique. The¬†following tips will help you maintain a healthy tree during the holidays. Trees begin to age once brought indoors. Access¬†to water, heat, humidity all play a role longevity of ‚Äėfreshness‚Äô. Even¬†a tree that is well looked after may dry out and droop a bit quicker than expected.¬†

    KEEP YOUR TREE FRESH

    • Trees¬†may retain some summer growth and¬†often shed needles if they are damp or not shaken well out at harvest - this¬†is not a concern or indicative of an unhealthy tree
    • Consider¬†adding a humidifier in the room and turning the thermostat down
    • Avoid¬†heat and air from blowing near the tree

    FRESHNESS TEST

    Bend a needle from the tree

    • If¬†fresh, fir needles snap and pine needles bend but will not break
    • If¬†you pull along a branch, the needles should stay put

    HOW TO WATER YOUR TREE

    • We¬†cut the¬†trunk before delivering your tree. Put the tree in water¬†as soon as possible upon delivery (max 2- 3 hours or recut)
    • If¬†you can't set it up right away, store your tree in a cool place (maximum 2-3 days to preserve freshness)
    • Use¬†a high-quality stand that's stable and big enough for your tree. It¬†must contain enough water
    • Do not¬†whittle the trunk to fit the stand as the outer layers absorb water best
    • Check¬†the water level daily (the trunk should always be in the water)

    Not all trees drink much water - if yours doesn't, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll dry out early.

    You can try pouring hot water (not boiling) into the stand to loosen any sap that sealed the bottom of the stump.

    ADDITIONAL CARE TIPS

    • Keep¬†your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces and heaters
    • Avoid¬†overloading circuits with too many light strings
    • Turn¬†off the lights when you're not home or sleeping
    • A¬†humidifier can help keep your tree moist
    • Check¬†your lights for frays or worn strings
    • Use¬†LED lights as they produce less heat
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