Fresh Cut Christmas Trees

When deciding on a live cut Christmas tree there are several things that should be considered.  Where is the tree going to be placed?  The best conditions inside the home would be away from any heat sources, such as fireplaces, radiators, heat/air ducts. Measure the area where you plan to put the tree.  In the lot, the trees don't seem as large as they do once they are brought indoors.  It is a common mistake, so be sure to take measurements. 

  It is important that a fresh cut is made. We can do this for you or you can do it at home. Usually 1/4 to 1/2 inch cut off the base is suffcient.  Why is This important? When a tree is cut sap forms a seal over the stump, to keep moisture inside.  This process usually takes about four hours. This seal also keeps moisture out of the tree.  This is why a fresh cut is important.  Be sure to put your tree in water as soon as possible.  If you are not putting it up right away, you can place the trunk in a bucket.  Luke warm water is best the first time, but after that, cold water is fine.  Be sure to provide enough water for your tree otherwise it will dry out.  The average Christmas tree uses about a gallon of water daily.

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The Fraser Fir tree has a good form and their branches turn slightly upward.  The needles are dark blue-green in color with a silvery underside and have excellent retention.  They have an outstanding fragrance and is the choice Christmas tree for those demanding high quality..

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