This weekend officially kick starts the holiday season, and if you’ve driven around town at all, you might have noticed a common theme amongst vehicles…. Christmas trees tied on top!
- Look for a straight trunk and a 6-12″ leader tip. And know your ceiling height!
- Buy a resilient, healthy tree. Make sure branches are flexible and springy. If needles are falling off, tree is unhealthy or was cut too soon.
- Either purchase fresh cut or remove 1/2″ from base (flat cut) and put into water ASAP.
- KEEP TREE WATERED!! When your tree is cut more than half of its weight is water. Stands should provide 1 quart of water per 1″ of trunk diameter. And be sure the trunk is submerged!
- Keep trees away from sources of heat, use lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, don’t overload the circuit, and unplug before leaving and bedtime!
And please support your small, local garden centers and tree farms! SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! Holiday hours may change so calling ahead isn’t a bad idea.
A few garden centers include Habig Garden Shops 15311 U.S. 31 896-2828, Salsbery Brothers Landscaping 4317 E. 146th St 843-0100, Sundown Gardens 13400 Old Meridian St 846-0620, and a few tree farms include…pre-cut…Spencer Farms Noblesville 776-1560, and Hoosier Home Sheridan 225-4732, and pre-cut/you cut….Piney Acres Fortville 326-1700, and Stoneycreek Farm Noblesville 773-3344