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How To Care For Your Christmas Tree

When Christmas tree is cut more than half of its weight is water. With the perfect care you will maintain the qualities of you are Christmas tree. Of course the Christmas tree delivery man or farm provide the below listed tips on caring for your Christmas tree

  1. Displaying trees in water in the traditional reservoir type stand is most powerful method of maintaining their freshness and to minimizing needle loss issues. View the 4 types of Christmas tree stands that the NCTA recommends.Image result for How To Care For Your Christmas Tree
  2. To display Christmas trees indoors, use the Christmas tree stand with adequate water holding capacity for tree. The stands should offer one quart of the water per inch of the stem diameter. Devices are available that will help to maintain the stable flow of the water level in the stand.
  3. Use stand that fits your Christmas tree. Avoid whittling sides of trunk down to fit stand. The outer layers of wood are efficient in taking up water and should not be removed.
  4. Drilling hole in base of the trunk does not enable improve water uptake.
  5. The temperature of water used to fill stand is not important and does not affect water uptake.
  6. Keep Christmas trees away from the major sources of the heat. Lowering room temperature will slow drying process, resulting in the less water consumption every day.
  7. Use of lights that produce the low heat, includes miniature lights, will reduce drying of Christmas tree.
  8. Always inspect the light sets prior to placing them on Christmas tree. If worn, replace with the new set.
  9. Always turn off tree lights when leaving house.
  10. Monitor tree for freshness. After Christmas or if Christmas tree is dry, remove it from the house.
  11. Never burn any part of the Christmas tree in the wood stove or fireplace.

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