Caring for your live Christmas tree

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While you may want your Christmas tree to last until Christmas Day, it doesn’t take more than a few days of neglect to dry out a fresh one.

Experts say the best thing to do when you take y9our tree home is to give it a fresh cut, put it immediately in water, and check on it daily.  Make sure you water it regularly during the first three to four days.  You can also put a product called “Prolong” in the water which acts as a preservative for the trees.

Floral Manager for Gerlach’s Garden and Floral, Linda Kroto, says, “there’s different types of trees.  Some hold their needles better.  Here, we sell mostly frasers, which is the longest-lasting tree; very nice. “

Make sure you don’t put the tree anywhere near a heat source.

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