Frequently Asked Questions
Should I add anything to the water in my
Christmas tree stand?
Just use fresh lukewarm water.
It's not clear that additives help much.
Should I cut the tree butt on the
diagonal to improve water absorption?
No; While this works with flowers,
it doesn't have much affect on trees. Cutting on the diagonal
would also make it hard to anchor your tree in the stand.
How much water does a tree need?
A freshly cut Christmas tree can drink
as much as a quart of water a day per inch of trunk diameter.
Isn't it bad for the environment to kill
Most of our growers cultivate their
trees using stump culture, in which the bottom two rows of branches
are left on the stump. This allows a new tree to sprout up from
the stump, so the tree isn't killed when it's cut. All of our Christmas
tree farms benefit the environment by stabilizing the soil, creating
wildlife habitat, absorbing greenhouse gases, and emitting oxygen.
Christmas trees are also recyclable.