A real tree is a natural, renewable resource!
Christmas trees bring new life to our environment.
During its growing years a tree has cleansed the air provided oxygen secured the soil against erosion made a home for wildlife and beautified the land
For every tree sold, 3 seedlings are planted in its place
For maximum beauty and safety, use a tree stand that holds 1 gallon of water.
Refill daily. A fresh tree containing adequate moisture will NOT support a flame.
One thing to remember is that christmas trees cannot cause fires. They are never the source of heat and can only serve as a fuel. Much like a wastebasket filled with paper, cloth sofa, or flannel shirt. Christmas trees that are kept well watered will NOT burn.
Store trees upright
Before placing tree in stand, cut at least 1/4" off the base to remove sap and allow absorption of water.
Do not allow water level to drop below the trunk bottom or a new sap plug will form. If this happens use hot tap water which will soften sap to help with absorption.
A tree will use up to a gallon of water or more in the first 24 hours after it is cut. Its water usage will be slower after that first 24 hours. Check water level daily for continued tree freshness.
Place tree away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources that could dry the tree.
Artificial / Fake Trees
85% of artificial trees in the U.S. are imported from China.
Real Christmas trees are involved in less than one-tenth of one percent of residential fires and only when ignited by some external ignition sources.
Christmas trees take an average of 7-10 years to mature. 100,000 people are employed in the Christmas tree industry. 98% percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms.
You can recycle a real tree or plant a live tree.
Artificial trees just fill our land fills up for years to come.
Cutting real trees creates family memory traditions of choosing the perfect tree.