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Live Christmas Trees

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Live Christmas Trees

Oh, the Smell of Christmas!  Nothing says it more than a real Christmas Tree.

Here at Dunvegan Gardens, we have some of the best Christmas Trees in the area and one of the best reasons to check out our trees is that our Trees are some of the freshest around. A freshly cut tree will last much longer than one that has been cut weeks ago and sold at most retailers around town.

Spruce, Pine and Fir are the usual choices for a Christmas Tree and our selection is amazing! Spruce trees tend to drop their needles first and fir trees last.

You do not want brown or dead needles on your tree, stroke a branch or shake the tree and ensure the needles are not falling off already.  Bend a needle and if it does not break and forms a “U” the tree should not be too dry.

Be prepared: trees standing outside do not necessarily look “big” until you bring them into the house. Make sure you have ample space prepared to place your real tree.

A tree that has been cut for more than 8 hours should have a ½-1” cut off the bottom again before you place it into the stand with water.  Trees that are cut and left to the air block off the tree cells on the trunk bottom so the water uptake would be inhibited.

Place your tree into a stand with a large water reservoir, add some “Keep It Green” to the water to keep your tree fresh longer. Real trees like to drink water, possibly up to 4 litres of water per day and keep them away from heat sources.

Be sure to recycle or compost your tree after Christmas and be sure to pick up one of our Christmas Tree Disposal Bags to make clean up truly easy!

Come and make some new memories with us at Dunvegan Gardens this Christmas.


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