Setting up your tree
When you bring the tree home, if you are not ready to decorate it, keep the tree outdoors, protected from the wind and sun until you are ready to bring the tree into your home. Before bringing the tree into your home and placing it in a stand, cut one-quarter inch or more off the base of the trunk. This opens the tree stem so it can take up water – just like fresh flowers.Use a stand that is appropriate for your tree – do not whittle the tree trunk down to fit into a stand that is too small.
Keep Your Tree Fresh
Trees are thirsty – they can drink between 2 pints and a gallon of water a day. Fill your tree stand with water, and check the water level regularly. It may take a few days before your tree begins taking up the water. Do not allow the water level to drop below the fresh cut, otherwise a new seal will form over the stem. When you first fill up your tree stand with water, a little bit of hot water can help melt the sap off the tree and help the tree drink better.
Stay safe: Place your tree away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources that can prematurely dry your tree. NEVER use lighted candles on your tree, and be careful to not overload your electrical circuits. Remember to turn off the lights on your tree when leaving your home, and at night.
Don’t Forget to Tree-cycle!
When Christmas is over, you can recycle your Christmas tree by bringing it back to us for Tree-cycle weekend. You drop off your tree, we’ll chip it and use it for mulch on the farm – we appreciate your participation!
Caring for your Wreath
After unboxing, gently shake wreath and fluff bow to regain original volume. Hang your wreath using the built-in loop at the top of your wreath, a ribbon, or a wreath hanger. If your wreath is inside, or in dry climates, keep it away from direct heat if possible. You can spray your wreath with water every few days to help keep it fresh.