How To: Care for Your Christmas Tree

The holiday season is in full swing and with it come hordes of Christmas Trees. Parading out of Lane Forest Products’ retail yard, these trees seemingly flood homes around the United States earlier each year. While this does mean more time to stare at the shimmering decorations, it also means these trees must be taken care of properly if they are to survive the holiday season. If you want yours to last, make sure to follow these simple pieces of advice.

  1. Place the freshly cut tree in a stand that holds 1 gallon warm water. Fresh cut trees are thirsty and can take up to 1.5 to 2 gallons of water in the first 24 hours!
  1. Water the new tree until water uptake stops.This may take more maintenance, but will help keep your tree as fresh as possible.
  1. Keep the level of water in the stand at a constant level. Check the water level in the stand at least once a day!
  1. Always keep the base of the tree in water! If the base dries out it will no longer absorb any water.
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  1. Place the tree away from direct heating vents or sources. A dry tree is not a happy tree. Plus, you can never be too safe with fire hazards!

While all cut trees will eventually dry out, following these tips will help your tree last five or more weeks, plenty of time to cover the entire holiday season.

Happy Holidays!