Live Christmas Tree Care

The North Carolina Fraser Fir is resistant to shipping stresses, temperature fluctuations, has excellent needle retention, a wonderful aroma, and a beautiful deep green color. It is quickly becoming the nation’s premier Christmas tree. Here are some tips to keep your Fraser Fir looking beautiful and smelling great all season.

  • Before setting up your tree, make a fresh cut, taking about ¼ to ½ inch off of the trunk.

  • A tree can use up to a quart of water per day for each inch of trunk diameter. Temperature and humidity can affect the amount of water needed by the tree.

  • Be sure to check all lights and connections before decorating your tree. Never use lights with worn or frayed cords, and never use lighted candles on your tree.

  • Do not overload electrical outlets.

  • Place the tree away from fireplaces or other heat sources, as they can prematurely dry out your tree.

  • Always turn off all lights and decorations before going to bed or leaving home.

Following these guidelines can help your Fraser Fir last longer and ensure you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season.

If you have any questions about Randal & Kimberly Sides Nursery, please contact us at 336.372.2526, email us, or use our online request form.