The tree stand should be kept full of water. If the water level drops below the base of the tree, a seal will form over the cut stump. This will prevent the tree from absorbing water later when the tree stand is refilled. If a seal does form, another fresh cut will need to be made.
Remember that a tree may absorb a gallon of water or more within the first 24 hours. Thereafter it may take in one or more quarts a day. In addition to keeping the tree fragrant, water is important because it prevents the needles from drying and dropping off and the boughs from drooping.
Also remember to keep your tree away from heat sources such as heat vents, radiators, fireplaces and even televisions. It is best not to put it in a sunny window or keep the drapes closed while the sun in at its strongest.
Take the time to test all your light cords and extension cords before using them. Discard and replace any cords with cracked insulation or broken sockets. Keeping your home and family safe during this merry season is top priority.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at Pahl’s Market!