Hello and Happy Holidays!! Thank you all for making this an incredible year.
When you get your tree home, place the tree in a cool, sheltered area, such as an unheated garage or basement, where it is protected from the wind and the sun.
When you are ready to put your tree up, make a fresh cut on the trunk at least one inch or more above the original cut to enable the tree to take up water. (The cut removes possible clotted resins that could prevent the tree from absorbing water.)
Place the tree in a large capacity, water holding stand. Don’t let the water supply run out because a seal will form on the tree trunk and the tree cannot take on any more water. A real Christmas tree with high moisture content will not support combustion.
Check the water supply daily.A tree may absorb from a pint to a gallon of water each day, depending upon its size and condition.
Don’t place your tree near heat sources, such as a fireplace, heating vent or stove, as this will tend to dry it out.
And finally, sit back and enjoy the fresh cut fragrance and delight in the natural beauty of your real Christmas tree.