Roseburg, Or (KMTR) It's not too early to buy a Christmas tree and still have it looking nice and green for the holidays. Robert's Christmas Tree Farm says it's hard to beat the experience of going out finding the perfect tree and bringing it home. As it turns out that's one way to keep your tree fresher, longer.
The less time that's passed since a tree's been cut the longer it will stay green, so if you cut it yourself or have someone help you, you know it's as fresh as possible.
It's also a way to guarantee sustainability. At an established local farm the trees will be re-grown.
But going to a “u pick” farm isn't just about going green.
Getting the tree in water as soon as possible is important as well. If the base of the tree dries out, it will have trouble soaking up water.
An average sized Christmas tree will absorb as much as a quart of water every twenty four hours, so refill daily.
You’ll also want to keep your tree clear of heaters or direct sunlight so the needles don't dry out.
When the holidays are over, recycle. Most cities have Christmas tree recycling programs or groups that will do away with your tree for free.