As soon as your tree is cut (whether on site, or a few days before with the pre-cut), it will immediately go into survival mode and begin sealing off its bottom to retain water. When you get home, trim 1/4-1/2 inch from the base of the tree and get into water immediately.
The first day your tree may drink up to a gallon of water - so watch it closely! If your tree goes dry, it will reseal within an hour and any water you add will be pointless. So don't let it go dry and it will keep drinking and stay fresh for a long time!
Is your tree missing the fresh pine scent?
Reach in and crush a few needles. This will open up the needles to release scent.
We are able to use the tree as ground cover and nutrition for the soil. So after Christmas, feel free to bring the tree back and we will put it back into the earth to help future trees and the health of the soil
It takes 8-10 years to grow a Christmas tree. In that lifetime, these trees have served a huge purpose in cleaning our air. BUT: cutting them doesn't have to be the end of the story!
We raise varieties on site, that if you leave 1-2 feet of stump when you cut it, it will regrow. Our Redwoods and Incense Cedar trees will regrow, saving years of growth to get to Christmas tree size, AND the tree continues to live on.
And, even if it is the end of the trees life, using fresh trees versus fake, saves the environment. These trees will break down and reincorporate into the earth. Fake trees will sit in landfills forever.
So choosing a fresh tree is truly a help to our environment.