The Beginning of the Holiday Season

After Thanksgiving, our focus naturally shifts to the Holiday season. For our family, that means selecting the perfect Christmas tree.  We prefer Fraser Fir because they tend to retain their needles the best but you will also find Balsam Fir, Scotch Pine, Black Hills Spruce, and others. You might pick your perfect tree from a tree lot or cut your own. Regardless of your preference, here are some tips to enjoy your tree for the entire Holiday season. 

*Make sure the tree will be suitable for your room, as in not too tall for the area. 

*Keep your fresh cut tree away from warm drafts, such as a fireplace. The cooler, the longer lasting your tree will be. 

*Give your tree a fresh cut at home or usually the tree lot will provide this service. This will help absorb and retain water. Also trees with a quality, nice straight trunk will be easier to work with. 

* Make sure your tree has water in the tree stand at all times. In the first couple of days, pay close attention especially to the water level. You'll be shocked at how much water is absorbed. 

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