Rush of Christmas trees after Thanksgiving

From one holiday right into another. This weekend is one of the busiest times for families to get their Christmas tree.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – From one holiday right into another. This weekend is one of the busiest times for families to get their Christmas tree. 22News found out some people even started in September!

The real rush comes after Thanksgiving, usually that first weekend. But people have been tagging what tree they want throughout the fall season.

Just ask Jim Sarrasian, from Chicopee, “Cause its warm its when their open we usually get here early and I don’t know it just seems like a good time to do it before everyone else comes to do it.”

With it being Thanksgiving some of us try not to think of the next major holiday, and try to live in the moment, but if you notice all the ribbons on top of the trees these have been tagged which means they have been picked out, and their ready to go

To make sure your tree lasts through Christmas, the first step may be the most important.

22News went to Paul Bunyan’s Farm & Nursery in Chicopee and found out that putting a Christmas tree in hot tap water the first time you water it will help the absorption rate up to 50 percent. Make sure your keeping your tree healthy and reducing the risk of any fire hazards.

22News also talked to the owner of Paul Bunyan’s Farm & Nursery, Susan Lopes, who said, “A properly watered, fresh cut Christmas tree is nearly impossible to ignite, you have to use good common sense and make sure all your lights are in good working condition.”

Check your tree stand twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, to make sure it is full of water.

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