The festive season is upon us, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with a beautifully adorned Christmas tree as the center-point of your home? Whether you opt for a cut tree or a living tree to plant after the festivities, we’re here to guide you on how to ensure your tree stays fresh, vibrant, and full of holiday magic throughout the entire season.

For Cut Trees

Choose wisely: When selecting a cut Christmas tree, look for vibrant green needles that are firmly attached. Gently run your hand along the branches – the needles should remain intact and not fall off easily.

Fresh cut: As soon as you bring your tree home, make a fresh cut at the base to allow the tree to absorb water more effectively. A straight cut about an inch from the original base is ideal.

Water, water, water: Place your tree in a sturdy tree stand that can hold water. A cut tree can drink up to a gallon of water within the first 24 hours, so ensure the stand remains filled to keep the tree hydrated.

Cool location: Position your tree away from direct heat sources like radiators, fireplaces, and heaters. This will help prevent the tree from drying out too quickly.

Regular Moisture Checks: Check the water level daily and replenish as needed. A well-hydrated tree not only looks better but also reduces the risk of fire hazards.

For Living Trees

Choose an appropriate Species: Opt for a living tree variety that is suitable for your local climate type and soil type. This will increase its chances of thriving once planted outdoors.

Prep the Planting Hole: If you plan to plant the tree after the holidays, prepare the planting hole in advance. Dig a hole that’s twice as wide as the tree’s root ball, and ensure the soil is well-draining.

Limit Indoor Exposure: Keep your living tree indoors for a shorter duration to prevent it from breaking dormancy. Aim for no more than 7-10 days inside.

Moderate watering: Water the living tree’s roots as needed, keeping the soil consistently moist but no waterlogged.

Transplant with care: After the holidays, transplant the living tree to its designated spot promptly. Handle the tree gently, and ensure it’s planted at the same depth it was in its container.

Getting Your Tree at Shreckhise Shrubbery

Although we do not offer cut trees, we have a selection of live Christmas trees to choose from; our team is eager to assist your family with picking the perfect tree for your living space!

No matter which type of tree you choose, these steps will help you maintain the holiday spirit in your home for the duration of the season. At Shreckhise Shrubbery, we understand the importance of keeping your Christmas tree looking its best, and we’re here to provide expert advice to ensure your holiday decorations shine bright.

Wishing you a joyful and magical holiday season filled with the warmth of your beautifully adorned Christmas tree!

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