Tree Care Tips

Your real tree has made the journey home . . . Now what?⁣⁣

1. Water

  • Place your tree in water ASAP. Place a bowl underneath the trunk of your tree and fill the bowl with fresh water.⁣⁣
  • ⁣⁣The first time you add water to your tree, add HOT water. Hot water melts the sap off of the tree and helps your tree drink better.⁣⁣

2. Amount Of Water⁣⁣

  • Fresh-cut trees are very thirsty. Your tree will drink between 2 pints and 1 gallon of water a day, so it’s essential to have a water bowl that can hold at least a gallon of water or more.⁣⁣

3. Water Level⁣⁣

  • Check the stand every day and add fresh water as needed.⁣⁣
  • Remember, if you let the water level drop below the freshly cut base of the trunk, a new seal will form over the bottom and the tree will not be able to drink.⁣⁣
  • Because of the freshness of our trees, the tree might not take up water right away.  Keep your tree in water anyways. It may take 1-2 days before your tree begins taking up the water.⁣⁣

4. Keep Away From Heat

  • Your tree will be happiest away from sources of heat like fireplaces, registers, radiators or baseboard heaters and away from the direct rays of the sun.⁣⁣

5. Room Temperature

  • Lowering the room temperature will slow the drying process, resulting in less water consumption each day.⁣⁣

6. Lighting

  • Use a surge protector for any electrical decorations. Be careful not to overload your circuits!⁣⁣

7. Keep It Green

  • Add “Keep It Green” Christmas tree preservative to your tree’s water bowl to preserve freshness and needle retention.⁣⁣
  • You can find “Keep It Green” at all of our Severts locations.⁣⁣

Thank you for purchasing a Real Tree. While they’re growing, Real Christmas Trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting fresh oxygen.