Saturday December 7, 2013
A Christmas tree stand selection is your next to most important decision after making the purchase of a farm raised tree. The stand must be sturdy enough to support the tallest tree you need to display and should have enough water-holding capacity to keep the tree fresh through the season without excessive watering.
Here are three most popular tree stand styles explained and included is my suggested model for purchase. I explain the difference between the swivel straight stand, the pump straight stand and the traditional screw style stand including strengths, weaknesses and price.
Top Three Selling Christmas Tree Stands by Style and Popularity
Tuesday December 3, 2013
Abies fraseri or Fraser fir is considered one of the most popular Christmas trees in the United States. The slender growth habit of Fraser fir makes it appealing to buyers looking for a tree for small to medium rooms. The needles are persistent, hold to the twigs as well as any and limbs are sturdy enough for the heaviest of decorations. The tree ranks number one in my top 10 Christmas tree poll.
I lucked up and found this Fraser fir tree farm near Franklin, North Carolina. Here is my gallery of pictures of the farm during a beautiful fall day. These links perfectly describe why this tree is the PERFECT Christmas tree.
Thursday November 28, 2013
This short Christmas tree review lists a compilation of things to do when deciding which tree to purchase and the care-giving tricks necessary to maintain its foliage beauty in the home safely. Select from a list top ten list of the best tree species for displaying lights and ornaments. Get to know which tree species are available to you (buying online can expand your choices) and are most popular in your area.
Purchasing or cutting a tree is often a family event where memories are made. Knowing where to find a tree, using the proper cutting, refreshing and tree preparation techniques will ensure a successful and safe display. I also include a guide for using a "living" tree as a temporary inside holiday decoration that will be planted later to serve as a special landscape planting.
Getting to Know Your Christmas Tree - Tips and Tricks for Real Christmas Tree Lovers
Thursday November 28, 2013
Have you ever dreamed of growing your own Christmas tree and saving forty bucks? Or better yet, planting 10 acres of trees to make the "big killing" of a future Christmas season. Growing Christmas trees is hard work and should not be considered a get rich quick project. You can make money growing these trees with planning and a commitment of time and sweat equity.
Christmas Trees, Growing and Selling Trees, Wreaths, and Greens is written by grower and Christmas tree expert Lewis Hill. Mr. Hill's book covers all the basics and leaves no stone unturned. You simply can't start a tree farm without reading this 152 page jewel. The book would be a great gift this holiday season for someone with an interest in trees, a love of the outdoors, a few extra acres of land and a green thumb.
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