As a tree removal company, we’re confident that we know a thing or two about Christmas tree care. Since it’s December, we felt it appropriate to share with you some ideas on keeping the tree healthy. This ensures a robust tree that maintains its vitality all December long.
Christmas Tree Care Tips from the Experts
Fir Trees Require a LOT of Water
The tree stand’s basin should be filled with freshwater that’s replenished every 24 hours. The basin should contain one quart of water for every inch of tree diameter. You can improve the tree’s water absorption by drilling a few half-inch holes on the side of the trunk below the water level.
Some tree maintenance services suggest placing some sugar in the water. This will act as a form of artificial sap for the tree to feed on. From our experience, adding sugar doesn’t make a significant difference, though it doesn’t hurt either. Feel free to try it, though plain water works just fine.
Keep the Tree Cool
Don’t place the tree in close proximity to heaters, fireplaces, heating vents, and direct sunlight. High temperatures will dehydrate the tree. A dehydrated tree will need more water.
Christmas Tree Examination
Here’s a useful tip to discern between a vibrant and ill-health fir tree at a Christmas tree lot. Give the tree a good shake; if many needles come trickling down, then it’s in poor shape. A healthy tree should firmly hold onto the needles.
Need Tree Trimming, Removal, or Pruning Service?
With the holidays also come windy and frosty weather. Call Pro-Cut Tree Service for any emergency tree service on your property. The weather during this time of year may cause damage from toppling trees and flying limbs. Compromised trees need to be removed or properly pruned to make them less of a safety hazard. With correct Christmas tree care, your tree will be an ambient focal piece throughout the joyous holidays.
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