Upside-down Christmas tree returns with imitators and controversy

28 November, 2017, 01:33 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Here's how to protect your Christmas tree this holiday season

"Absolutely flawless gorgeous weather for coming out, just enough of a winter chill to express our winter Wisconsin and come out and get your tree", says Olson.

With the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself wanting to invite a large green plant to bring you some holiday cheer. They range in price from $30 to $100, depending on the size. They hold their needles well, but only if care is taken to make sure they never run out of water.

A good place: Really consider where you're placing your tree.

When selecting your pre- cut tree, freshness is always key.

Whether you go to a tree farm (check local papers for farms close to here) or a tree lot do not forget to make it a fun adventure.

Jan Donelson is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Christmas Tree Association.

Trees for Troops counts on donations from the public as well as donations of trees, trucks and labor to make sure those in service to their country and their families receive a Christmas tree, even if they can't make it home for the holidays.




While her mother, Dee Talmadge, has given up having a live-cut tree in her home, she joined the group in their tree hunt. The story goes that, the night before Christmas, he was walking through the forest and looked up to see a myriad of stars shining through the tree branches. "I plan on growth about five percent a year maybe a bit more, but when we have as many new customers this year, it's really hard".

"Unlike the grocery stores and chain stores, our trees are strictly grown in West Virginia", he said, "and not many other people can say that".

"I can talk about Christmas trees 'til about news time tonight probably, if you want to".

You'll want to feel it with your hand to make sure it feels nice and fresh.

NFPA reports that 40 percent of Christmas tree fires involved electrical distribution or lighting equipment and about 25 percent involved some type of heat source, such as a candle or equipment, that was too close to the tree.

"Christmas trees are kind of unusual because its a four to five-year crop". I once wanted a tree that had to be 9 to 10 feet tall.

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