Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Caring for your Christmas tree

You've found a beautiful tree and brought it home to deck the halls - here are a few tips for keeping your tree fresh and fragrant through the holiday season:
  • If you haven't yet set your tree up, make a fresh cut, removing the lower 1/2-inch of the trunk.
  • Whether your tree has been set up for weeks or you're just putting it in the stand now, WATER is the key to keeping your Christmas tree fresh! Check your tree stand regularly to ensure the bottom of the trunk is submerged.
  • As much as possible, keep your Christmas tree away from radiators, fireplaces, and other sources of drying heat.
  • For more tips, visit our tree care page.
Happy holidays from the New Hampshire Christmas tree growers... May your days be merry and bright, and may your farm fresh Christams tree contribute to your holiday joy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

There's something magical about snow in December, and much of New Hampshire is now blanketed in beautiful, wintry white. Fat snowflakes falling in whispers to the ground make a visit to our of our New Hampshire Christmas tree farms even more special.

So if you haven't found your perfect tree yet, visit one of our farms for a fresh, fragrant, beautiful Christmas tree! Some farms also offer beautiful handmade wreaths and special treats like horse-drawn wagon rides and hot cocoa or cider, and many are open right through Christmas Eve. To find a farm and check days and hours of operation, please visit our Christmas tree farms map.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Last chance to order your tree!

Christmas is just two weeks away, but there’s still time to order a picture-perfect tree from a New Hampshire Christmas tree farm – if you do it soon! To ensure you have your tree to trim before the big day, you must place your order – online or via phone – by December 10th if you live outside of New England. Those within the New England region should order by December 15th.

Mail order Christmas trees are cut fresh and packed in wax-lined cartons to keep them fresh and fragrant en route to your holiday home. Find a New Hampshire Christmas tree farm that offers mail order trees on our mail order page.

We know there are plenty of last-minute shoppers out there. If you don’t get your tree order in on time… well, what a great excuse to visit a beautiful New Hampshire Christmas tree farm! Many farms remain open right to Christmas Eve. For more information on individual farms and their hours and dates of operation, visit our New Hampshire Christmas tree farms map.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Accessorizing for a Happy Holiday

For New Hampshire Christmas tree farmers, this time of year is really all about the trees… which is why many of our farms offer a wide array of accessories to help you trim the tree with ease. For starters, we offer a tree stand that some have dubbed “the marriage saver.” It consists, simply, of a large water reservoir, four sturdy legs, and a metal spike that holds your tree securely in place (make sure you get your tree drilled at the farm if you want to use this magical stand). It’s easy to set up year after year – no tipping, no tying the tree to the wall, no fuss! Tree farms offer saws, watering spouts, and other helpful items to make your holidays hassle-free.

Your favorite New Hampshire Christmas tree farm may also sell uniquely pretty ornaments for trimming your tree. This year the New Hampshire Christmas Tree Promotion Board is offering its 16th annual pewter ornament, depicting Father Christmas himself carrying his farm fresh tree home. There are plenty of other ornaments available from New Hampshire Christmas tree farms, too, from whimsical snowmen and Santas to hand-painted glass orbs depicting snowy New Hampshire Christmas scenes. Many gift items and decorations available at tree farms are made locally by area artisans.

Finally, don't forget your wreaths, garlands, and - of course - the tree!