best thing you can do for your fresh tree is give it plain
water...and lots of it! When you get home, follow these
simple steps and you will have a fresh tree throughout the
1) When you get home, set up
your tree bag and stand. Cut one inch off of the base of
the tree. This fresh cut will allow the tree to take in water.
If you don't do this, the base seals up with sap within
minutes and will not take water. **
2) Immediately set your tree
into the stand filled with warm tap water.
3) Keep your tree away from heat and draft sources like
fireplaces, radiators and television sets. Test your light
cords and connections before hanging them on the tree to make
sure they're in good working order. Never use cords with
cracked insulation or broken or empty sockets. Also be sure to
unplug the lights before you go to bed or leave the house.
Never overload electrical circuits
Enjoy your tree and make sure to water it every day!
Your fresh tree will take several quarts of water each day if
cared for properly. (You may be surprised to see your tree
take in over a gallon each day in the beginning!)
** Please note, if you do not
want to setup your tree right away when you get it home, you
can keep it in a cool place like the garage for a couple of
days. Follow the steps listed above when you are ready to put