Monday, December 19, 2011

Keeping your Christmas tree farm fresh

Once you’ve selected your farm fresh Christmas tree from your favorite New Hampshire Christmas tree farm, there are a few things you can do to keep it fresh and fragrant through the holidays. When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water, so much of keeping your tree happy involves making sure it’s able to take in the water it needs. Here are some tips for keeping your Christmas tree farm fresh!

    * Before you set your tree up, cut the bottom ½-inch from the trunk. Then place your Christmas tree in water.
    * Make sure your tree stand is the right size for your tree – and that it can hold plenty of water in the reservoir. Christmas tree stands should provide a quart of water per inch of stem diameter.
    * Check the water level regularly to ensure the base of the tree is submerged.
    * Keep your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces and radiators to prevent excessive drying.
    * Use Christmas tree lights that produce only low heat to prevent drying. Lights should be inspected prior to use and replaced if they are worn. And they should always be turned off when you’re leaving the house or going to bed!
    * When you’re ready to bid adieu to your Christmas tree after the holidays, check with your local transfer station on recycling options. Christmas trees should never be burned in a wood stove or fireplace, as they create creosote and can lead to a chimney fire.

For more tips on keeping your tree farm fresh, visit the New Hampshire Christmas Tree’s tree care page. 
From our farms in New Hampshire, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Winter Wonderland of New Hampshire Christmas tree farms

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New Hampshire, with frosted mountains, snowy fields, and Christmas decorations twinkling from the windows. And there’s still time to find the perfect Christmas tree at a New Hampshire Christmas tree farm!

If you haven’t had the chance to visit your favorite New Hampshire Christmas tree farm yet, don’t fret – many of our farms are open right through Christmas Eve! Some even offer overnight deals in collaboration with area inns and hotels – so you can come for the day, or for the weekend!

With row upon row of beautifully shaped, carefully tended Christmas trees lining the fields, shops featuring handmade wreaths and unique holiday gifts and decorations, and plenty of festive activities, our Christmas tree farms offer up plenty of Christmas spirit.

To find the right New Hampshire Christmas tree farm for you and your family to visit this season, and to check hours of operation, we invite you to check out our interactive map.

Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dec. 10th deadline for mail order Christmas trees!

We know the holidays are hectic for many people, and our New Hampshire Christmas tree growers are here to make the season easier for you! It takes only a few minutes to order a farm fresh Christmas tree, which will arrive fragrant, beautiful, and full of holiday spirit in your home.

To ensure delivery in time for trimming, however, please place your order by December 10th if you live outside the New England region! Those within New England should order by December 15th to ensure pre-Christmas delivery!

Our Christmas tree farmers cut mail order trees fresh and pack them in wax-lined cartons to keep them fresh and fragrant en route to your holiday home. To select a New Hampshire Christmas tree farm offering mail order trees (and wreaths, ornaments, decorations and more!), please peruse our mail order page.

If you miss the ordering deadline… well, what a terrific excuse to visit one of our beautiful Christmas tree farms! Many farms remain open right through Christmas Eve. To find a New Hampshire Christmas tree farm near your favorite place and learn more about what our Christmas tree growers offer, check out our interactive map

Merry Christmas!