Preserve your Christmas tree for up to 5 weeks by using these tips:
- If your tree was cut more than 4 hours ago, saw a 1” straight cut off the trunk and immediately place in water.
- Place tree in a stand that can hold at least 1 gallon of water. Water the new tree as often as necessary while it continues to soak up water, and never allowing the base to dry out. Plain water is best for keeping your tree fresh.
- Check for worn Christmas tree lights and electrical cords and always unplug the tree at night. Use UL approved electrical decorations and cords. Using miniature lights will produce less heat and reduce the drying effect on the tree or any chance of a fire.
See also the 10 Biggest Myths about Christmas Trees and view this PDF from the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association regarding the benefits of a Real vs Fake Christmas Tree. Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina on the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau overlooking Lake Glenville. At about 3500 feet elevation, Lake Glenville is the highest large reservoir in the eastern U.S., with over 1400 acres of water surface. The lake’s cool mountain waters provide a beautiful backdrop for our farm.
Just 6 miles from the Village of Cashiers, we invite you to Choose ‘n Cut your own Christmas tree, or we’ll cut one for you, then experience our magical Elf Village (weekends) for lots of fun family and holiday festivities. The Tree Farm is Open Daily November 23 – December 23.