EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s December, and more people are getting their Christmas trees. 22News is working for you with the different types of trees, and how to take care of them.
There are many different kinds of trees to pick from, but some are better than others.
When it comes to Christmas trees, you have options. One tree that lasts… is the Canadian Balsam. It’s a traditional look, they’re cut in Canada, they last awhile, and they smell good.
22News talked to Dave Graziano, from Graziano Gardens who told 22News, “We also carry Fraser Fir those come out of Canada also those are nice great for needle retention, they hold their needles better, they do better in the house, and they can hold an ornament better cause their branches are stiffer.”
Local tree sellers also offer Douglas fir and spruce, but spruce does not last as long.
Most people want their tree to last the entire season. Some people have their own ways of keeping their tree thriving, such as putting an aspirin in their tree stand.
There are many different theories out there that people believe that will make their Christmas tree last throughout the entire holiday season, but really its easier than you think.
The top priority, making sure your tree is constantly watered.
That’s what Kathleen Kelly, from Springfield, told 22News is her top priority,”He kinda cuts around the bottom than we have a big tree stand that we fill with water I’m a little paranoid about filling it constantly to make sure its always filled with water.”
Another tip: don’t keep your tree in a very warm place. And you don’t want hot air blowing directly on it.
If you take proper care of your tree, it will hold its needles well into January… if you want to keep it that long.
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