Caring For Your Tree
Caring for your real Ohio Christmas Tree is easy...
1. Shelter it: Once you have chosen your tree, keep it in a sheltered, unheated area, such as a porch or garage to protect it from the wind and sun until you are ready to place it and decorate it!
2. A fresh cut: Before you set up your tree, make a fresh, straight cut across the base of the trunk (about a quarter inch up from the original cut is enough) and place the tree in a tree stand that holds a gallon of water or more.
3. Water: A tree will absorb as much as a gallon of water or more in the first 24 hours and one or more quarts per day thereafter. Water is important because it prevents the needles from drying and dropping off and the boughs from drooping. Water also keeps the tree fragrant. A cut Christmas tree will last the entire holiday season without becoming excessively dry or dropping an excessive amount of needles provided it is fresh when purchased and it is given the proper care.
WARNING: Keep the tree stand filled with water. A seal of dried sap will form over the cut stump in four to six hours if the water drops below the base of the tree, preventing the tree from absorbing water when the tree stand is refilled. If a seal does form, another fresh cut will need to be made.
*Please take note that it is perfectly normal to have some needle loss on your Christmas Tree due to the tree baling process!