Christmas Tree Care Tips

  • When you bring your tree home, saw a couple inches off the bottom of the trunk before setting in water or we can do this for you at the lot. When trees are cut, sap oozes out and seals the pores. By sawing off the base, you will open up the pores, and the tree will be able to absorb water. If we cut it for you be sure to have it in water within a few hours.
  • Watering is critical. A freshly-cut tree can consume a gallon of water in 24 hours!
  • Fill the tree stand with water and keep it filled.
  • Never let the water level go below the tree’s base.
  • Indoors, keep the tree away from heating ducts or other heat sources. In fact, the lower the temperature, the better the tree will do.
  • Some people add aspirin or sugar to the water; we can’t say whether either helps and recommend the aspirin for the holiday headache and sugar for the cookies. Again, water is the vital element and we do sell a low cost tree food water additive. 

Securing Trees for Transport

Because of liability Insurance we are unable to tie trees to the top of cars without roof racks. 

We are able to securely and safely fit most regular size trees in the trunk or hatchback of a vehicle, we provide Free Trunk straps.

We are able to securely and safely tie almost all trees to the top of vehicles with roof racks or tie down spots, using bailing twine.

For the biggest trees (over 9 feet tall) it is recommended that a larger than normal duty vehicle be used for transport such as a pick up truck.

We provide Free Twine if someone wants to tie their own tree.

Tip: Bring blankets and/or tarps if concerned about scratching roof or interior.