Tips on Caring for Your Fresh-cut Christmas Tree

  • Real trees need water, just like a fresh bouquet of flowers.
  • When you bring the tree home, make a fresh cut one-quarter inch or more above the original cut until you reach fresh wood. This removes the sap seal, allowing your tree to absorb water.
  • Immediately place the tree in a water-holding tree stand. Trees are very thirsty, so make sure to keep it watered. A Christmas tree may drink one gallon or more of fresh water per day for the first few days, then decrease their intake.
  • Check the water supply daily and replenish as needed *(Recommend morning and night, in case you forget once, its no big deal).

  • If storing your Christmas tree outside before decorating, remember to keep it in water and protect it from wind and sun.
  • In the house, place the tree away from fireplaces and other heat sources.
  • Carefully check all electric light and connections before decorating the tree and home. Do not use lights with worn or frayed cords and NEVER use lighted candles.
  • Be sure to turn off all decorations before retiring at night and at any time you leave your home.