The following are a few tips on how to keep your tree fresh throughout the Christmas season:
- If you are not putting the tree up right away store it in an unheated garage or some other area out of the wind and cold (freezing) temperatures.
- When you decide to bring the tree indoors make a fresh one inch cut and place the tree in a sturdy stand that holds at least ½ gallon of water
- Be sure to keep the water level above the base of the tree. If the base dries out resin will form over the cut , the tree will not be able to absorb water and will dry out quickly.
- Check all Christmas tree lights for worn electrical cords. Use UL approved electrical decorations and cords. Unplug tree lights at night. Miniature lights produce less heat and reduce the drying effect on the tree.