Caring For Your Living Christmas Tree

Buying a living Christmas tree is a popular choice for the environmentally conscious consumer. Rather than purchasing a cut tree and throwing it away a few weeks later, a living tree can be planted in your yard after the holidays. This new tree will add beauty to your garden and provide a habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Your Stadler Nursery living Christmas tree has been locally grown, individually selected and carefully machine dug. Please use care in handling your tree so that rootball, trunk and branches are not damaged. Never drop the rootball on the ground. By following our directions for indoor care and our planting instructions, you can ensure that your tree will bring you enjoyment this holiday and for years to come.

  1. Place two bags of mulch on the ground where you intend to plant your tree after the holidays. This will help prevent the ground from freezing, making the planting of your tree easier.
  2. Keep your tree outside until you are ready to decorate. Your tree can be kept indoors for 7-10 days, provided that it is cared for properly.
  3. Put the tree into a container such as a galvanized tub or cut-down trash can to prevent water from damaging your floor. It is important to elevate the tree, using bricks or other materials, to prevent the rootball from sitting in water.
  4. Place tree away from fireplaces, stoves, heating ducts or any other source of heat to prevent the tree from drying out. It is also best to use small, cool lights when decorating.
  5. Water the rootball daily. It will require approximately one quart of water per day. Again, do not let the rootball sit in water.
  6. After the holidays, plant the tree as soon as possible according to our planting instructions.

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