Deerfield Tree Farm
"Where Family Traditions are Growing"

                   
Here are some tips for maintaining your freshly cut Christmas tree.

1.A reservoir of water type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems.

2.If you have just cut your tree at the farm then a fresh cut has already been made so no additional cuts will be needed to ensure freshness.  If you have let it sit for a day, or you have selected a tree that was not freshly cut you will need to make the cut perpendicular to the stem axis. Don't cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, which makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand and also reduces the amount of water available to the tree.

3.In either case you tree needs to put in water as soon as possible, preferable within six hours of cutting the base. 

4.If you have to store the tree, find a cool dry place, like a garage until you are ready.

5.To display the trees indoors, use a stand with an adequate water holding capacity for the tree.

6.Use a stand that fits your tree.

7.Keep your tree away from sources of heat, and try to keep a steady room temperate.

8.If the water level goes below the base of the tree, refill, and check daily..

9.Always inspect your light sets prior to placing them on the tree, and try to use lights that give off a low heat.  Any damaged lights or strands should be replaced.  Use the recommended extension cords and never overload circuits.

10.Remember to turn off the tree lights when leaving the house or when going to bed. 

11.Remove the tree from the stand, remove all the lights and ornaments and recycle the tree after the holidays.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas.