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Buying Tips & Christmas Tree Care

 
 

 
   
  • Before You Buy - Have Your Dimensions with you & take into consideration how much trunk (Gift space), and how much top you will want or need for your Treetop ornament!

 

  • If you are considering a Tree larger than 8' - you will need to invest in a heavy duty metal base stand.  Available at most home improvement stores for around $30.00.  Nothing's worse than waking up in the morning to see that your Tree Stand didn't do the job! 

 

  • Once You Take Your JR's Christmas Tree Home....Read On!

 

  • If not setting up right away, store the tree in water & if possible, in a place out of the sun and wind.

 

  • Make a fresh cut off the bottom of the trunk one half inch from the bottom just before putting in the stand. Keep the tree's stand full of water at all times, checking the water level daily.

 

  • The stand you use should hold at least one quart of water for every inch diameter of the trunk after the tree is in the stand.

 

  • Don't add anything to the tree's water. Our experience has shown that plain tap water is by far the best. Some commercial additives and home concoctions can actually be detrimental to a tree's moisture retention and increase needle loss.

 

  • Place the Christmas Tree well away from heat registers, space heaters, fire places, wood stoves, televisions, computer monitors and other heat sources. These will speed up evaporation and moisture loss of the tree.

 

  • To release more of the fresh Pine Fragrance, crush a smaller branch inside the tree, close to the trunk.
 

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