We understand that your tree is the centerpiece of your holiday. Like any beautiful flower, taking proper care is essential to its lifespan. We want to share with you a few tips we've picked up over the years that can help extend the quality and freshness of your tree throughout the season. If you follow a few of our tips, you'll get the most out of your Christmas tree!
buy real christmas trees online! This is actually the main reason we keep getting customers coming back year after year. We guarantee your tree is cut fresh. However, if you choose to purchase your tree from somewhere else, check the needles (they should be dark green and not fall off the branches easily when you pull on them).
Water is critical. Just like you place flowers in a vase of water, plan to water your tree daily.
As a way to reduce moisture loss after being cut, a tree naturally "plugs" the lower tip of the trunk with fibers. In order to help the tree absorb water again, saw 1 inch off the trunk at a right-angle or straight cut.
Since trees are much larger than your average house plant, they need to adjust to the temperature in your home by drinking a good amount of water. As such, they can consume up to a gallon of water within the first day, and half a gallon per day in the weeks following.
If you are storing your tree outside before setting it up, make sure that it is placed out of the sun, in a cool-not too dry- environment, and guarded from the wind.
Once you have (re)arranged your living room, carry your tree, trunk first into your home, and stand your tree (still netted or bailed) into the stand. When the tree is secure, use a pair of scissors and cut the twine from bottom to top.
Use a tree stand that fits your tree. The bark of your tree is the most efficient part of the tree for water to move, so avoid cutting the bark off the trunk of the tree. Also if your stand is the right size for your tree, you should only have to water your tree once a day.
In all our tests, we find that water temperature does not help with water absorption (unless of course the water is frozen).
Heat naturally causes your tree to dry out, so try to decorate with LED lights instead of normal light bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs can release significantly more heat and dry your tree out faster vs. a set of LED lights.
When your tree no longer absorbs water from the trunk, the freshness is directly associated with the amount of moisture in the needles. Think of our tree's needles as we think about our skin- we perspire when it's hot and so does your tree. By keeping your tree away from heat sources, you can effectively increase it's lifespan by decreasing the evaporation. For instance, next to the fireplace is not a good option for your tree's lifespan.
Turn off the string lights hanging on the tree when you are away. While it is a myth that fresh cut trees pose more of a threat than any other appliance connected to electricity, we recommend you play it safe and don't leave the house when your trees lights are still on.
We do offer a removal service as part of our White Glove Service Lite or Premium package. We remove and dispose of your Christmas tree through the most environmentally friendly service in your area, which is typically your city's or town's own disposal agency. Most municipal governments are prepared for a large number of Christmas tree disposals in January, and have found environmentally friendly disposal options for your tree. Keep in mind that trees naturally return to the soil over 3 years- supplying vital nutrients to the earth. At Walddie's, we take great pride and care for the trees we offer from growth to disposal.