Caring for your Fresh cut
Farm-Grown Christmas Tree

  1. When you pick your tree out, check out the bottom of the tree before you cut the tree down. The base of the tree needs to be small enough to fit into your Christmas tree stand. You do not want to cut the sides of the trunk down in order to make the tree fit into your stand.
  2. Most trees can go 6-8 hours out of water before they'll seal up the bottom of their trunk. To be safe, if it's been over 5 hours since the tree was cut make a 1 1/2-inch straight cut on the trunk of the tree. This opens up the cambian layer so that your tree can take water.
  3. Make sure that the water level never gets below the bottom of your tree. I suggest checking the water level 3 times a day, we check ours in the morning, when we get home from work and before we go to bed. This way missing one watering shouldn't be a problem. Some stands elevate the tree from the bottom of the stand so the bottom of the tree may be out of the water while there's still water in the stand.
  4. Keep your tree away from heat sources.
    Such as: wood stoves, pellet stoves, heat vents, fireplaces, portable heaters
  5. If you have low humidity in your home your tree will need more water.
  6. Check your tree lights before you put them onto the tree to make sure that there's no exposed wires and that the lights are working properly
  7. Using low wattage lights on your tree will make it so your tree doesn't use as much water.
  8. Always turn the lights off on your tree before going to bed or leaving your house.

Johnson's Christmas Trees

330 Geenen Road
Cocolalla, ID 83813
208-255-8469

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