Keeping your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Healthy

North Carolina is the second-largest producer of Christmas trees in the nation, producing about a fifth of U.S.-grown trees.

  • If you can’t set up your tree immediately, put it in a bucket of water in a cool, shady place.
  • Cut off a half inch from the base of the tree before placing it in a stand.
  • Use a stand that will hold at least a gallon of water.
  • Check the water levels often. A tree may take up to a gallon of water in the first 24 hours, and a quart per day after that.
  • Place tree away from heat sources, such as heating vents, fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators and sunny windows.
  • Check lights and cords for broken bulbs and frayed wiring.
  • Do not overload electrical circuits.
  • Turn off lights before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Remove tree from your home promptly after Christmas and recycle it.

Consumers can purchase trees directly from choose-and-cut farms, at retail stores, as well as farmers markets and tree lots across the state.

Source: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services http://www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2015/11-15Christmas-tree-care-tips.htm

To find real Christmas trees, choose-and-cut farms, poinsettias, wreaths and more holiday products, go to www.NCFarmFresh.com.

 

How to Care for Your Farm-Grown Christmas Tree

When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your tree. Below are a number of tips on caring for your tree:   http://www.realchristmastrees.org/dnn/All-About-Trees/Care-Tips

 

Find a farm to choose and cut your family’s perfect Christmas tree.

http://www.ncchristmastrees.com/

 

 

 

 

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm