Maintaining Your Christmas Tree
Looking for a dense, lush, and green tree for Christmas? A fraser fir tree is a great candidate for all of those. This gorgeous looking tree serves for a classic Christmas look and is a great for decorating. Goffle Brook Farms is in stock with many fraser firs for you to choose from, so come and see our selection of trees and other goods sometime soon! Here are some tips for maintaining any Christmas tree you purchase so you can have a nice green tree all month!
The main key to longevity in any Christmas tree is in the health of the tree you choose. When selecting a tree, make sure the tree is not dry or already losing it’s needles. When shaken, the tree should not lose too many needles if it is still healthy. Also check the smell of the tree, and make sure there is no musty smell. A healthy tree will last about a month, give or take a few days, enough to last the entire month of December.
When transporting your tree, make sure to keep the tree wrapped on the trip home. When driving on highways or at higher speeds, the tree can be damaged from needles flying off of the tree, making your tree look more bare than it was when you bought it. Also make sure your tree is tied with the bottom facing forward and make sure the tree is tied down and secured well before driving.
When you get your tree home, you don’t want it to dry out before putting it up. So if you’re leaving your tree outside for a bit, make sure to not leave it out too long, as it can cause drying in the tree rapidly, ruining the tree. If you can’t bring your tree indoors immediately, simply make a 1 inch fresh cut on the bottom of the tree and place in water, either outdoors or indoors.
So if you’re still looking for a tree this year, look no further than Goffle Brook Farms. Our fraser firs will easily last from now to the end of December if well maintained, and they will provide for a great, Christmas aesthetic within your home. fraser firs are great to have because of their authentic Christmas smell and look, and they’re also great for decoration and look great when finished. fraser firs also have some of the best needle retention of any Christmas trees, so they are top pick among many.