A Real Michigan Christmas - Michigan Grown Christmas Trees & Poinsettias
A Real Michigan Christmas - Michigan Grown Christmas Trees & Poinsettias

Consumer Information

Selecting and Caring for your Fresh Christmas Tree

Selection of a Pre-cut Christmas Tree:

Give the tree a small shake. A few falling brown needles are common, but falling green needles warn that the tree is dry.

Gently grasp a branch and pull it toward you. Only a few needles should come off in your hand if the tree is fresh.

Avoid trees with stiff needles that are losing their color.

Consider how long your tree will be on display. Remember, firs and pines tend to hold their needles longest, while spruces are best for 2-3 weeks on display.

Select a Michigan-grown Christmas tree.

Care:

When you get your tree home, cut 1/2" off the end and put the tree into water immediately.

If you are not ready to display your tree right away, keep it in a cool and shaded area such as a garage or covered porch.

The single most important thing you can do to keep your tree fresh is to water, water, water! (A fresh cut tree may take up as much as a gallon of water on the first day and a quart or more on the days following)

Forget the additives; no need to add aspirin, corn syrup or lemon-lime soda. To keep your tree fresh, plain water is best!

Display your tree in an area away from heat sources, such as registers, radiators and fireplaces.

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