How to care for your fresh tree and wreath to make it last all season.
Live trees and wreaths are wonderful to have, but do require a little attention. With a little love though, you can have a beautiful product that will last you through the holiday season. These are just suggestions, and not all live things will be exact the same.
The best place for a live wreath is outside or somewhere cool(temperature wise😉). Your wreath will need little to no maintenance if kept outdoors in a cool climate. However, if you will be keeping your wreath indoors, some maintenance is required. It will last longer if kept away from heat sources. You will also need to periodically mist the wreath with water. This needs to be done at least once a week for best results. But just know that a wreath kept in a warm home might not last as long. Care of Christmas trees and Wreaths
Fresh cut Christmas trees are the BEST trees. And we aren’t being biased. 😃 When you get your tree home, your tree should last 21- 30 days, and can last a little longer when well taken care of.
If you cut your tree, bring it home and put it into fresh water (Tree stand). If you got a precut, cut about 1/2-1 inch off of the bottom of the stump, then put into fresh water. The first few days of having your tree, it will drink a LOT of water, so make sure to pay attention to that! After about the first week, water consumption will slow down. But DON’T forget to keep it watered at all times. We even have our tree in the same room as a wood stove in our house, BUT keep the tree away from the stove. And again, check the water level often, because your tree can dry out quicker in a very warm room.
Trees from a tree lot that have been cut and shipped could have been cut many weeks before, and that is when it is super important to keep your tree watered well. On our farm, we cut our precuts as needed, starting only a few days before our opening season. Which helps with the longevity of your Christmas tree.