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Tips To Keep Your Christmas Tree Lookin Great This Holiday Season
There is something really special about having a real, fresh Christmas tree. Putting up real Christmas trees are also a part of a long line of family traditions in homes across America. They look great, smell great, and bring back fond memories Christmas from the past.
Some people think that a Christmas tree is too much work, or they need too much care to stay fresh. That is not true. The following tips can keep your Christmas tree looking great through the entire holiday season.
Buy Your Trees Fresh
Buy a fresh cut tree from a local Christmas tree farm, or an online retailer that cuts your tree shortly before shipping it. Ordering fresh Christmas trees online is becoming a popular option in the Southern states
Cut The Bottom Of The Tree First
Before putting your tree up, perform a fresh cut across the bottom of the trunk. You only need to remove about ½ of an inch. This will allow your tree to more easily absorb water.
Check The Water Level Daily
Check your tree stand everyday to make sure it has plenty of water. If the water level has gone down from full, refill your stand. A well hydrated tree is a healthy tree.
Untangling Christmas Lights
Inspect The Lights Before Putting Them Up
Visually inspect and test all lights before putting them on your tree. If any of the wiring or coating is worn, broken or missing, do not use that string of lights.
Keep Away From Fireplace and Open Flame
Do not place your tree near a fireplace, and never place an open flame anywhere close to your tree.
Don't Put Tree Directly Over Source Of Heat
Avoid placing the tree close to any source of heat including a heating duct or a window with direct sunlight. Heat causes your tree to dry out and that will shorten the useful life of your tree.
No Preservatives Needed
No need to add any preservatives or secret ingredients to the water to keep your tree healthy. The tree will stay healthy with regular tap water.
Keep Your Tree Smelling Great
To keep your tree super fragrant, unplug all lights. Then find a few branches that are hidden and away from any of the lights/wiring, and clip an inch off the end of those branches. As soon as you do this, you will notice a much stronger fragrance from that part of your tree. For even more fragrance, clip more branches, and do this every day or two. Please note, do not clip branches that are close to the wiring for your lights.
Have A Merry Christmas
Following the preceding tips will ensure that you and your family have a great looking tree that should stay healthy well past Christmas Day.