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December 6, 2011

Tips for Christmas tree buyers

- by Debra Anchors

  • Measure the height and width of your space before driving to the retail lot.
  • Check for freshness. Green pine needles should never break when bent.
  • Some Christmas tree species last longer and remain fresh longer than others in different climates. Ask your retailer which tree performs best in your climate.
  • Store the tree in water in a cool, shady place until ready to bring indoors.
  • Cut a quarter inch off of the trunk before placing it in water.
  • Use one quart of water for every inch of diameter of the trunk; replenish frequently.
  • Keep the tree away from heat sources (radiators, fireplaces, TV sets, computers).
  • Test electrical devices (lights and decorations) before placing them on the tree.

If you don't have the means or the space required to enjoy a traditional Christmas tree, consider decorating a tree of Rosemary for Christmas.

Find a list of tree farms in the USA, by visiting the NCTA web site.

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  1. My husband is allergic to real trees, so no go there...but I have been eyeing the rosemary ones!

  2. Great tips! And welcome to Blotanical! I appreciate your stopping by my own blog, though I have been away a few days and am late in responding. I look forward to exploring your own blog! It looks like it is full of great information and inspiration.

  3. Hi :D Christmas trees are the best kind of trees. Your information is very helpful. Very good nice video.
    Kula May


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