If it’s not fresh, not only will the needles brown quickly and fall off, but it can be a fire hazard, too.
“We suggest people have a fresh-cut tree as opposed to one from a lot, keep it watered, and keep it away from heaters and open flame,” said Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson, in the HeraldNet.com website.
Some people bring home trees in mid-November, or as early as Halloween. If they are purchased at a lot, the trees may have been cut much earlier.
The longer a tree has been cut, the greater the fire hazard, Robinson said.
Have no fears. Mountain Gardener Ken Lain promises, "You will find the freshest Christmas Trees out side of the National Forest at Watters Garden Center."
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