- Be careful bringing it home. Getting a tree home can be tricky sometimes. Try not to bend the thin portion at the top or break any branches. Also, cut a 1 inch slice off the bottom of the trunk to help it soak up water and nutrients better when you get it home.
- Buy local. If possible, buy as local as possible. The tree will last longer when it’s grown in an environment that is sustainable.
- WATER. Make sure to put your tree in water as soon as possible. Luke warm water is best as cold water may shock it.
- Feed it nutrients. Sure there are tree foods you can buy if you choose. If not, sprinkle a few tablespoons of plain sugar in your trees water for it’s needed sugar source and make sure it always has fresh water.
- Location. Place your tree away from anything that may dry it out. This is for your safety too. That means keep it away from fans, heaters, vents and direct sunlight.
- LED Lights. Lights that produce a lot of heat can dry out your tree faster and be a safety risk. LED lights produce way less heat and look just as pretty.
- Water level. Check your tree twice a day if possible. Some trees are extra thirsty. Especially in the first few days. Every time you add water, make sure that it’s warm and that it has a teaspoon of sugar dissolved in it.
- Humidifier. Run a humidifier in the room that the tree is in. It will help you and the tree actually during the colder dry months.
Where can you find a tree?
Check your local farmers market, churches, and farms. Local to Henry & Clayton County Georgia? See links below:
Atlanta State Farmers Market – Forest Park
Yule Forest – Stockbridge
Southern Belle Farm – McDonough