TYPES OF CHRISTMAS TREES
We sell two types of trees: Canaan firs and Norway spruces.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
SETTING UP YOUR TREE
It is important to get your tree into the stand as quickly as possible to minimize damage to its branches. If you are not putting your tree up right away store it in a bucket of water in an unheated garage where it is away from the wind and freezing temperatures.
When you get home cut a couple extra inches off the stem. A clean cut lets your tree absorb the most water. Cutting the stump at a slight angle aids water absorption as well.
Don't set your tree up near heat sources: the lower the heat, the better your tree does.
Lay a blanket under the tree stand to catch fallen needles. While trees should last at least five weeks before drying out, the skirt will catch the few loose needles that do fall.
KEEPING YOUR TREE IN GOOD HEALTH
Water is critical! Keep the tree stand filled with water. No commercial mixes are necessary. Your tree can consume a gallon a day.
After Christmas, if left in the garden, your tree will be a cozy sanctuary for small birds. Some people even sink their trees in ponds as harbors for fish!
Many towns including Peapack pick up trees throughout January and chip them for use on municipal walking trails and other areas.