Your Guide to Keeping a Real Christmas Tree Fresh

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At Evergreen Elf, we understand that nothing can ever replicate the look, feel, and scent of a real Christmas tree. While artificial trees do offer more convenience than the real kind, we believe that the benefits of a real tree more than make up for the extra work. If you’ve never had a real tree before and are wondering how to care for it, or you have a real tree every year and want to ensure that it looks its best throughout the season, read on to find out how to keep a real Christmas tree fresh.

Your Guide to Keeping a Real Christmas Tree Fresh

  • Prepare- The first step for keeping a real Christmas tree fresh is proper preparation. Before you even get your tree, make sure that you have a tree stand that can hold at least a gallon of water. When selecting your tree, choose one that is healthy and full. Trim the bottom two inches off the trunk in order to allow more water to absorb into the tree, and set it up away from heat sources that will dry the tree out.
  • Hydrate- Once your tree is set up, the next part of keeping it fresh is to simply water it regularly. Your tree needs plenty of water in order to stay lush and green throughout the season, so you should check the water level in your stand daily. On top of that, keeping your tree properly hydrated is also an important safety issue, as dried-out Christmas trees are a severe fire hazard. Fortunately, our team offers a convenient, effective way to monitor your tree’s hydration and reduce the risk of fire.
  • Use the Evergreen Elf- The Evergreen Elf is a sensor that attaches to your tree stand and monitors the water level, and he also doubles as a cute holiday decoration. When the Elf senses that your tree needs water, he will alert you with both audio and visual cues so that your tree is always properly hydrated. If you are looking for an effective method of keeping a real Christmas tree fresh, the Elf offers the perfect solution.