Rockin' around the Christmas tree stand

28 November, 2017, 01:31 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • On busy shopping weekend thousands shop for perfect Christmas tree

He said Christmas trees are purposely planted to cut and harvest. "They also love that fresh pine smell".

Before making a selection, gardeners recommend keeping safety in mind.

Soon the smaller pair of legs backed out from under the tree and seven-year-old Logan ended observation of his father's efforts and joined his mother.

You can go get a fresh tree Thursday through Saturday from 10 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon.

So what makes for a good Christmas tree when seen in the field among hundreds of others?

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Teal said he plans to cut down any trees that died as a result of the rainfall in the spring of 2018.

The shortage does not keep people away.

One tip the Finks shared is to call ahead before you go to a local tree farm, to make sure they have the kind of tree you want.

Teal also said tree owners should place their tree's trunk in water as soon as they can and check the level of water regularly.

To be honest, the whole thing is pretty practical, just think of all the extra floor space you will have for prezzies underneath.

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If you have a cat or dog, you may find that a tree with sharper needles will help discourage them from thinking this a new toy for them. This will reduce your after-holiday needle cleanup to practically nothing. So check that tree stand daily.

Use lukewarm water instead of cold water. The tree stand should contain a continuous source of water and be sturdy enough to resist toppling by kids or pets.

Even having it next to a heater vent could be unsafe, since it'll dry out the tree and make it easier to burst into flames.

Megan Underwood, a former Beckley native, said as someone with obsessive compulsive disorder, an artificial tree is much more up her alley. You do not need to add anything to the water - there is no evidence that adding aspirin, sugar or Christmas tree preservative extends the life of cut trees better than plain water.

Tree farms across the area will be cutting trees up until a few days before Christmas. They are open from 9 a.m. until dark.

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