Christmas Tree Care Tips

Here are a few tips that we have put together to help you make sure that your Christmas tree stays looking fresh and beautiful for the whole holiday season:

  1. Make a fresh cut on the trunk. Usually, when you go pick out your tree, they will make a fresh cut for you before helping you load it up! This will help the tree soak up water more effectively.

  2. Water your tree immediately. As you can imagine, your tree is probably pretty parched, so giving it some water right away will help it perk up a bit! Be sure to check the water frequently in the first couple days, as it is likely to soak up the most water right away.

  3. As a general rule of thumb, it is best to keep a quart of water in your tree stand for every inch in diameter.

  4. Keep your tree away from any heat sources, as this will dry out your tree much faster, causing it to wilt and lose its needles. Trees that become extremely dehydrated also pose a fire danger, so be sure to keep it hydrated and turn Christmas lights off when you leave the house!

  5. Putting a humidifier in the room will help keep your tree supple and fresh, and will also help protect from fire danger!

  6. Spray your Christmas tree with Wilt Stop by Bonide to help lock in the moisture. This spray goes on easy, is odorless, and helps preserve the beauty of your tree and other fresh greens for the whole holiday season!

Even the freshest Christmas tree from Bath Garden Center needs TLC when you get it home. The main thing is to keep is well-watered. Your fresh-cut Christmas tree will want the most water in the first 24 -72 hours that you have it in your house. You’ll be surprised at how much it can soak up! Be sure to let our staff cut the bottom half-inch off so that your tree can have a good long drink when you get it in the stand. Keeping it away from heat sources will help it keep its needles and looking great for the whole holiday season. We wish you all a joyful holiday season!

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