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Christmas Trees on the North Fork

By December 2, 2016February 26th, 2018No Comments

christmas-tree-background_m1xmgyod-convertedChristmas Tree –
Oh Christmas Tree…

There is nothing like a fresh cut Christmas tree in your living room for the holidays. It will make your house smell so seasonal and look incredible too. A few things to remember though.

  1. Measure your ceiling height! Subtract the height of your tree stand and also the height of your tree topper. Then take off a few more inches for breathing room.
  2. Bring your tape measure when you go to the tree farm. It’s quite deceiving how small the trees look versus when you get them in through your front door.
  3. Measure twice, inspect all around, cut once. You cut it — you buy it. Make sure you are happy with all angles of your tree BEFORE you cut it down.
  4. Use a well sharpened saw or go electric. Just don’t forget a well-charged battery.
  5. Once you get your tree home, recut the bottom about an inch or so from the original cut and place in about a gallon of water. This will allow the tree to absorb the water and keep your tree alive longer.
  6. WATER WATER WATER! Make sure your tree stand will hold about a gallon of water or more. Your fresh-cut tree is very thirsty. It will drop it’s needles if you don’t keep it properly watered.
  7. Finally, keep your tree away from direct heat sources. This will cut down on fire hazards and also keep your tree fresh longer.

Where to get your tree:

Santa’s Tree Farm – Cutchogue

Talmage Farm (and get a pet photo with Santa) – Riverhead

Darts Tree Farm – Southold

Lewin Farm – Wading River

Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm – Mattituck

Verderber’s Landscape Nursery & Garden Center – Aquebogue

Zuhoski Farms  – Cutchogue