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When You’re Ready to Pick a Cut Christmas Tree…


  • Purchase a fresh tree with needles that do not fall off when shaken.
  • Recut the base of the stem and stand it in water as soon as you get it home.
  • Store the tree outdoors, standing in a bucket of water, until it is brought inside.
  • Avoid exposing the tree to heat sources and warm drafts. Use an antitranspirant spray to help slow the drying out of needles.
  • Be sure your tree stand is large enough to hold adequate water. Check the water level daily and keep the cut surface covered with water at all times. A cut Christmas tree will absorb between 2 pints and one gallon of water per day. Use plain water, no additives.

For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.

Wondering where to purchase your Christmas tree this year?  Visit Boyd Mountain Tree Farm for your perfect Fraser Fir Tree, from 5′-18′!

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