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Live Christmas Trees

By Miles Hunter, December 10, 2013

December 10th, 2013

Keep it Real with a Live Christmas Tree!

If you don’t want to kill a tree this Christmas, or your apartment strata doesn’t allow cut Christmas trees why not try a Live Christmas Tree this holiday season? A live Christmas tree still has it roots attached and can live for many years (If you take care of it). You can choose from a selection of Live trees including Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Spruce, Norway Spruce, Omorika (Serbian) Spruce, Austrian Pine, or Scotch Pine.

If you do choose a live tree this Christmas there are some important things to know about having a live tree indoors. The most important thing to know is that live trees cannot be kept inside the house for more than 7 to 10 days. If you keep your live tree indoors for too long the tree will think that it is spring and start to grow. Then when you put it outside the tree gets shocked and will die. If you try to keep your live tree indoors all winter it will not be able to handle to warm dry air and it will die. Which generally defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

In order to prevent this from happening you should acclimatize the tree to indoor temperatures by following these steps:

  1. On the first day place the tree in a cool area between 10° and 15° C (50° to 59° F)
  2. On the second day bring the tree indoors and place in its spot
  3. Place the tree away from the fireplace and all heating vents
  4. Keep the roots of the tree moist while indoors by checking it every day
  5. Use only miniature or LED Christmas lights
  6. Do not leave the lights on for more than 4 to 6 hours per day

When the Holidays are over you need to acclimatize the tree to outdoor temperatures by:

  1. Placing the tree in a cool area for at least two days prior to moving outside
  2. Plant the tree in the garden with liquid transplanter fertilizer (If the temperatures outside are below freezing then keep the tree moist and cool, but prevent it from freezing, and delay planting until the ground has warmed up)

If you follow these simple steps you can enjoy your live tree for several years before it gets too big and needs to be planted in the ground.

Christmas Trees

By Miles Hunter, November 24, 2013

November 24th, 2013

Fresh Cut BC Grown Christmas Trees!

There is nothing more enjoyable that the look, feel, and smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree. You can bring the scents of the season home with one of our Douglas Fir trees. The Douglas Fir is the most popular Christmas tree. You can choose from a naturally grown tree or a trimmed (cultured) tree that has been pruned to give them the perfect Christmas tree shape.

For information about the types of trees we have this year and how to care for them to ensure that they last the longest click here.

If you are trying to decide how to choose the perfect Christmas Tree watch this segment from CTV News from December last year where “Steele on your side” talks with our own Miles Hunter about buying Christmas trees. http://bc.ctvnews.ca/choosing-your-perfect-christmas-tree-1.1061539

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