Hooray! You just got your Christmas Tree, now all you have to do is take care of it to prolong its freshness.

Cut Christmas Trees

  • Always use a tree stand with a water reservoir
  • Cut one inch off the bottom of the tree trunk (we may have done this for you already), and immerse in a bucket of warm water
  • Add Christmas tree preservative product to the water
  • Place the tree away from any heating elements or air vents
  • Check the water every day. If the tree dries up, the cut will seal up and the tree will not absorb any more water which will cause more needles to drop
  • For best results use low voltage tree lights or LED lights to prevent the tree from drying out

Live Christmas Tree (with Root Ball)

  • Live trees can NOT be kept inside the house for more than 7 to 10 days
  • Acclimatize the tree to indoor temperatures by following these steps:
  1. On the first day place the tree in a cool area between 10° and 15° C (50° to 59° F)
  2. On the second day bring the tree indoors and place in its spot
  3. Place the tree away from the fireplace and all heating vents
  4. Keep the roots of the tree moist while indoors by checking it every day
  5. Use only miniature or LED Christmas lights
  6. Do not leave the lights on for more than 4 to 6 hours per day
  • When the Holidays are over you will need to acclimatize the tree to outdoor temperatures by:
  1. Placing the tree in a cool area for at least two days prior to moving outside
  2. Plant the tree in the garden with liquid transplanter fertilizer (If the temperatures outside are below freezing then keep the tree moist and cool, but prevent it from freezing, and delay planting until the ground has warmed up)

Flocked Christmas Tree

  • The flocking helps to hold needles on the tree so you do not have to provide water for the tree, however watering the tree helps prevent the tree from drying out
  • A flocked tree comes complete with a stand and a water reservoir and is ready to setup, decorate and enjoy
  • Remove the plastic wrapping and store at the base of the tree for easy re-wrapping and removal after Christmas

If you are looking to have your tree picked up after the Holiday season, click here.