The halls are decked, the presents are being wrapped, the turkey has been ordered. Everything feels merry and bright … except that your tree is dying, and it’s only mid-December. Uh oh.
Okay, don’t worry. That’s just a hypothetical situation. So far, anyway. If you want to prevent needles dropping off and O Tannenbaum going brown before you even open your presents, here’s your quick guide.
Cut Off the Bottom Before Putting Up Your Tree
Trees aren’t kept in water when they’re in tree lots, but like any other plant, they need water to stay green and beautiful. Trouble is, they can’t absorb it well with a crusted-over bottom, so you need to cut it off. Usually, some evening out is required anyway, so use a regular saw to remove the bottom inch or so before you bring your tree inside.
Don’t Keep It Near Heat Sources
Sure, nothing looks quainter than a tree by a roaring hearth, but there’s no faster way to dry it out than with constant heat. Put it in a corner by itself, away from heating vents, radiators, and gas or wood fireplaces.
Keep the Water Level High
At all times, the water level should be above the base of the trunk. In other words, the bottom of the trunk, where you made the cut, should always be immersed. The best way to do this is to familiarize yourself with how deep your finger should go into the water, then refill with a watering can when it’s not deep enough.
Dispose the Right Way
When you’re done with your tree, you can dispose of it by placing it curbside and waiting for your garbage service to pick it up. Of course, disposing of your Christmas tree becomes even easier if you already have a brush pile that needs taking care of. In that case, just toss ye olde Xmas tree on top and call in the brush clearing pros: Premier Tree Solutions.
We’re a growing tree removal business based in Atlanta and we’d love to help you shape up your yard for the new year. In addition to brush clearing, we also offer tree trimming and pruning, storm cleanup and first aid for trees damaged by weather, debris removal, stump grinding, and more. So enjoy the holiday season now, and get ready for an awesome year ahead by calling us soon! Give us a call at 404-252-6448 or contact us here.