How to Care for your Tree:
If you purchase a pre-cut tree, be sure to ask for a Fresh Cut or do it yourself when you get home. If you do not, the trunk of the tree will be unable to draw in water and it will die much quicker.
Water, water, water
Whether you cut your own tree, or buy a pre-cut, the most important thing is to water your tree. If you are unable to set up your tree immediately, just set it in a bucket of water. Once you set up your tree indoors, be sure to water it often. The first couple days, it will need a lot of water, but will eventually taper off.
Your tree will last longer if you keep the temperature in your house moderate - between 65-70 degrees is best. It is also best to avoid setting up your tree near a fireplace, heat register, or vent as this will dry out the tree quicker. If you cannot avoid this, help minimize the damage by watering often.
Our Gift to You
Christmas trees will absorb 64% of all the water it uses the first week. After 40 years, I have found a product to help your tree retain water. As a gift to you, we have a special packet from Oregon Forestry Laboratory. This packet will help keep your tree fresh! It is safe to be used around kids and animals.