Rush is on for Christmas tree growers

Tuesday, 28 Nov, 2017

Here's how you can protect your tree and your family this holiday season, according to the Christmas Tree Association.

Then a voice joined the noise of the saw: "Pull on the tree".

Determine the size. You need to consider the clearance for a comfortable walkway in the room where the tree will be set up.

"Christmas trees are kind of unusual because its a four to five-year crop". But the number of fake trees sold more than doubled from 8 million to nearly 19 million.

"It's fun for the fellowship, family coming out and walking around the field and picking them out".

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Lakeville, Minn., resident John Messier secures a Christmas tree to the roof of his vehicle Friday.

Absher said for every tree he sells, he sends his customers home with a packet of Forest Fresh, a pill that is placed in the water of the tree stand.

Hear more from Weaver why there is not a shortage of Christmas trees in Northwest Louisiana on KSLA News 12 at 5 and 6 p.m.

"In my opinion the white pine and firs smell the best". They hold their needles well, but only if care is taken to make sure they never run out of water.

Upon bringing your tree in, you should keep its base in water the entire period it is in use.

Soon the smaller pair of legs backed out from under the tree and seven-year-old Logan ended observation of his father's efforts and joined his mother.

Lazy Acres Christmas Tree Farm has attracted families to come and cut down their own Christmas tree for years. The longer the tree is indoors, the greater the risk of it drying out.

A favorite this season are the bluer trees, and those with a hint of silver under the branches.

A good place, part two: Make sure your tree isn't blocking an exit to your home or an entrance.

"I think it's just more Christmasy, and they feel more excited about it", said Sulligent, AL resident, Cindy Hughes.

Many garden centres also sell artificial thin trees which are nearly like a standard, just with branches on the upper third of the tree. Also, many communities have a special pick up or designate a drop off site for Christmas trees.