Some tips to keep your Christmas tree looking its best throughout the holidays. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Caring for a real Christmas tree can be challenging, and keeping a cut tree fresh until the big day is a true feat. Often, the reason a real tree sheds needles and dries out the moment it enters your home is that it was already doing so before you bought it.
To avoid this, look for a healthy tree. While it’s easy to tell visually if a tree is healthy before it’s cut down, start by pinching a few branches and sliding your fingers to the end. If needles are falling off that’s not a good sign! Another surefire way to tell if a tree is dried out is to lift the tree and give the cut end a good thud on the ground. If it’s dried out, the needles will come cascading down.
No matter how healthy a tree is, the moment you place it in your cozy, heated home, it will acclimate and begin to dry out. This is inevitable. For this reason, it’s a good idea to store your tree in the garage or a covered indoor/outdoor area until you’re ready to decorate.
For more tips on keeping your tree looking its best, tune into to tomorrow’s program.
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