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The Perfect Christmas Tree — Fresh, Fragrant and Safe

By Harold Smith - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48044785

Care for your Christmas tree

Your purchase of a North Carolina Fraser Fir tree from Poppell Farms is evidence of your desire to have a beautiful Christmas tree this holiday season.  It can maintain its beauty and freshness longer with just a few simple steps you can take after getting the tree home.

  • Make a fresh cut – Straight across the base of the tree, cut off approximately one half inch before placing the tree in a stand.
  • Use a stand that will hold a gallon of water or more
  • Check water often, keep the stand full – A tree may take up a gallon of water in the first 24 hours and a quart a day after thatl  Preservatives are not needed, just plenty of fresh water.
  • Place tree away from heat sources, heating vents, fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators and sunny windows.
  • Check lights and cords for broken bulbs and frayed wiring.
  • Do not overload electric circuits.
  • Turn off lights before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Remove tree from your home promptly after Christmas and recycle it.

Remember, a fresh cut, plenty of water, and a bit of common sense is all it takes to enjoy your North Carolina Fraser Fir.  Have a Joyous Holiday Season.

Images, video and text courtesy of North Carolina Christmas Tree Association