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Tips for Keeping Your Tree and Wreath Fresh During the Holidays

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 by Polycorp

If you've purchased your Christmas tree and evergreen wreath to decorate your new home in Nova Scotia for the Holidays, here are some great tips to keep them fresh until the New Year.

Cut and refresh your tree – make sure to make a straight cut at least one inch from the original cut and place your tree in water as soon as possible. This will help the tree absorb water easier.

Continue to water – purchase a tree stand that will hold a minimum of one gallon of water. Your tree will absorb more water at the beginning of the season. Continue to water daily until the tree no longer absorbs the water.

Keep Base of Tree in Water – always keep the base of the tree in water or the base will dry out and resin will form. Resin will cause the tree to not be able to absorb water properly.  

Observe Light and Fire Safety – always unplug your lights each night in your new home in Nova Scotia and inspect all light electrical cords for any worn areas and strands that need replacing. Replace older lights with newer lights that do not emit as much as heat or no heat at all. Also, keep the tree away from your fireplace and other heat sources.

Remove Promptly After the Holidays – if your tree has dried out, it is time to take it down and dispose of it. So make sure that doesn’t happen this holiday season by following all the steps above. If you take proper care of your tree this year, it could easily last up to five weeks before drying out.  

Wreaths are also easy to take care of by following a few quick suggestions: purchase the freshest wreath you can find with pliable needles that bend easily, keep wreath out of direct sunlight if displayed outside, and keep away from heat sources if displayed within your new home in Nova Scotia.

At Polycorp, we wish you a very safe and happy holiday season. If you are searching for a new home in Nova Scotia please visit one of our new home community priced from the $500s to $700s. Visit www.polycorp.ca for community locations and directions.


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