Christmas 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use a well sharpened saw or go electric. Just don’t forget a well-charged battery.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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