Keep your Christmas tree hydrated

15 December, 2017, 09:17 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Isaac Annika and Marika play around the Christmas trees

If you haven't bought your Christmas tree yet, you may be scrooged. Cut Christmas trees are a tradition reaching back to 16th century Germany, when evergreens were brought inside and decorated with candles, candies or ribbon.

What happens to the tree after the presents have been opened is another factor to consider.

The centrally located Clancy's wins for being one of the most convenient Christmas tree lots for San Franciscans. It is the first year both states are in short supply.

Other popular spots ran out of trees and closed last week. The bigger the tree, the heavier it is.

Twins Kaitlyn and Emily Merrill aged 10 with parents Tiffany and David Ryan 5 and Gavin 2 and aunt and uncle Lisa and Chad Jackson
Twins Kaitlyn and Emily Merrill aged 10 with parents Tiffany and David Ryan 5 and Gavin 2 and aunt and uncle Lisa and Chad Jackson

"Our sales went really well and really fast", said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of the organization. This is also a good test for determining when your tree has been inside long enough and needs to be recycled.

And when it comes to tree lights, use the proper kind.

Every year, 95 million families in America put up a Christmas tree.

Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed. Therefore, they weren't planting as many trees, leading to this season's shortage.

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FEATURED IMAGE: Discarded and snowy Christmas trees at the City of Dallas drop off site on East Northwest Highway in 2011.

"Don't string more than three strings of lights together at a time". The Philadelphia Fire Department and friends have some advice to keep the tree and you safe.

Packer said that, nationwide, the majority of the Christmas trees for sale are grown in Oregon, Washington State and North Carolina. The price of labor has gone up significantly.

"When you get a tree, make sure you're picking one that's wet when you get it". Cutting a real Christmas tree can benefit the economy and the environment. "If you buy fake trees, you're supporting a Chinese industry".

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But if you plan to reuse your artificial tree, which most people do, the environmental impact eventually tips in favour of the artificial tree. Or deck the halls with boughs of bougainvillea.

One of my co-workers shared with me an online article about finding the ideal Christmas tree and the warning about the number of "bugs" it might contain.

Johnny Martinez, who supervises the lot and donates some of the profits to the church, where he is a member, said his tree purchase costs are up 12 percent and shipping costs are up 5 percent. They'll even flock it and fireproof if for you. // 9am-9pm everyday, $40-$100 up to 11-feet tall, 574 Bayshore Blvd. "My father used to sell different varieties - blue spruce, Scotch pine - but the Fraser fir has become the preferred tree in Miami".

A U.S. government agency has created a comparison video showing how quickly a dried out Christmas tree will burn up if ignited, compared with a well-watered one.

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