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Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Care Tips

November 2, 2017 2 min read

Finding the perfect tree

There is nothing like the fresh smell of pine or Douglas fir inside your home during the holidays. Before coming by to choose your Christmas tree, determine where you will be displaying your tree so we can help you pick the perfect height.

As you take a walk through the Christmas tree forest that fills our stores, inhale all of the fresh scents of Balsam fir and the classic Scots pine.

Setting up your tree

While you are setting up your tree, place it away from direct sunlight, heaters and fans. Having your tree near these sources will speed up the drying process, shortening the lifespan of your tree. Make sure your tree stand fits your tree. The ring on the stand should be large enough for the trunk of your tree.

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees

Make sure the lights you are putting on the tree are in good condition (no frayed cords) and designed for indoor use. Modus Lifestyle fairy lights are our favourite choice for decorating. The tiny lights create a warm glow on trees, illumining your decorations. Multi-coloured is also available.

Keep your Christmas tree hydrated

After you choose your favourite Christmas tree, we will give it a fresh (1-1 ½ inch) cut to ensure the tree will drink water when you bring it home. As long as the tree stays hydrated, the needles will not fall off quickly.

Check the base of your tree stand daily for water to guarantee your  tree is hydrated.

You can also pick up a bottle of StaFresh and follow the directions on the back of the bottle to extend the life of your tree and fresh greens for the holidays.


Find out if your municipality offers any programs that will recycle your living Christmas tree and wreaths into mulch. Leaving trees on the curb will end up the landfill. Learn more about recycling Christmas trees here.