How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh and Beautiful!

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It’s a wonderful crazy time each year as we ready for the arrival of Christmas trees. This year they are extra pretty and fresh! We look forward to helping you find your perfect tree!

Noble Firs

Our Noble Firs come from the state of Washington.  They were discovered by Scottish Botanical Explorer, David Douglas, and are the tallest of the true firs.  They have dark green upturned needles, exposing the lower branches. The tree is outstanding in its beauty, has a long cut life and its stiff branch holds heavy ornaments well.

Fraser Firs

Our Fraser Firs come from North Carolina.  They are a native southern fir and naturally grow at elevations above 5,000 ft.  The tree has excellent needle retention along with a wonderful scent. The 2-toned green and silver color and branches full to the trunk are excellent for lights and ornaments. Fraser Fir was named for Scot botanist John Fraser, who explored the Southern Appalachians in the late 1700’s.

How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh and Beautiful



1. Keep water in your tree reservoir at all times.

When we deliver your tree, or if you pick it up, we’ll make a fresh cut. It’s a good idea to make a fresh cut on your tree if it’s out of water for more than 15 minutes. If you can’t put your tree in your home right away, keep it in a cool shady area outside in water. Use a watering elf for easier watering.

2. Location, location, location.

Avoid letting your tree dry out by placing your tree away from the heater or AC vents and keep out of direct sunlight. Also, unplug lights when not at home; this reduces dry conditions and protects from fire hazard.

3. Use Christmas Tree Preservative

Use our tree preservative to keep your tree as fresh as possible – 1 oz. per gallon of water.

4. Use a Disposal Bag for easy removal.

Place disposal bag between the base of your tree and stand. At the end of the season, just pull the bag up over your tree and haul out – no needle mess!

2 Comments on “How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh and Beautiful!”

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  2. We buy the Turkish or Nordman trees and their needles stay soft and pliable for weeks. After a fresh cut, we heat bottled water to a fairly high temperature (not boiling) and add 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of Miracle Grow to a gallon of water and use that as the first water for the tree. After that, we continue to use unheated bottled water, adding 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of Miracle Grow to each gallon. The trees REALLY soak up the water. You have to add water daily for the first week or so and they take about 1/3 to 1/2 gal. each time…but the tree stays beautiful and the needles stay pliable, green and don’t fall off. We have been doing this for years and are sold on it. The initial hot water and Miracle Grow would probably work on any tree.

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