The Holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time to start looking for a Christmas tree. There are the two choices to choose from: a real tree or an artificial one. You might be hesitant to get a real tree because you are nervous it won’t last you the entire season, but there are some things you can do to keep in nice and healthy. Here are some tips to help you succeed at keeping a real Christmas tree fresh all season long.
- Find a Healthy and Vibrant Tree– One way to ensure your real Christmas tree lasts the season is by making sure it is nice and healthy from the start. This is especially important if you are picking your tree at a tree lot. Those trees have usually been cut down a few weeks prior to being displayed. Make sure to ask when the trees at the lot were harvested to determine how long they can stay fresh. Another way to tell if you have picked a healthy tree is by running your fingers along the branches, feeling for soft and flexible needles that do not fall off the tree and are a deep green color. An unhealthy tree will have bleached or pale and dry needles that fall to the ground when touched.
- Keep Your Tree Away from Heat Sources– The perfect Christmas image of a beautifully decorated tree next to a fireplace is desirable; however, the closer your tree is to any type of heat source in your home, the quicker it will dry out. This applies to fireplaces, sunlight, radiators, air ducts, etc. If your home tends to be dry, use a humidifier to add a bit of moisture to increase your tree’s lifespan.
- Never Let the Base Run Out of Water– Watering is imperative to keeping a real Christmas tree fresh all season. You never want your water to run out in your tree base. Keeping up with watering your tree is the most important thing you can do to prolong its lifespan. It can be a pain trying to check the water level in your tree base, however, so you should invest in the Evergreen Elf. The Evergreen Elf will monitor your tree’s water level and alert you when your tree is getting dry. This way, you don’t have to stick your hand in the water to check the level. It will save you the time and hassle of monitoring your tree’s water.
Don’t miss out on a Christmas with a real Christmas tree because you are nervous it won’t last the season. Follow these steps to ensure your real Christmas tree is standing throughout the Holiday season. As mentioned previously, be a stickler about watering your tree and invest in the Evergreen Elf to ensure that your tree will never get too dry.