Updated: Dec 6, 2022
This is the most beautiful time of the year! The holiday season is upon us, meaning it’s time to get out of your Christmas tree or head to your favorite garden center. Here are four tips for ensuring that your tree lives through the season.
Make sure you buy a fresh Christmas tree
To avoid the hassle of a dried-out tree, it's essential to purchase one that is fresh. When you walk into a tree farm and see rows of trees, you might be tempted to go for the cheapest option, but that's not always the best decision. One way to know if a tree is fresh or not is by looking at its needles. Fresh trees will have green needles that are hard to pull from the branches.
Give your tree a fresh cut before putting it on the stand
The holiday season is fast approaching and if you want your tree to last, make sure to give it a fresh cut before putting it on the stand. The fresh cut will help the tree absorb more water and stay hydrated.
Check the water level daily and add more if needed
The first rule of keeping a fresh Christmas tree is to ensure the water level never runs out. That’s because a fresh tree can consume as much as a gallon of water in one day. For this reason, it’s important to keep an eye on the stand and refill it with water as needed.
Keep your Christmas tree away from any heat sources
When you have a Christmas tree, it can bring holiday cheer to any family. However, if the tree is placed near any heat sources, like fireplaces, vents, or radiators, the needles will dry out and start to fall off the branches. If this happens, you need to find a new location for your tree.
Fresh Christmas trees are one of the most festive parts of the holiday season. With these tips, you'll have a beautiful, fresh tree that will last throughout the holiday season.