Go Green, with a Live Christmas Tree

by kgeyer on November 11, 2010

We are all used to buying cut Christmas trees that you throw away after Christmas is over.
Why not GO GREEN! and buy an evergreen tree that you can plant outside after Christmas is over.

Wanna go eco-friendly this holiday season?  Heres how:

1-Buy an evergreen tree planted in pot.
2-Take it home and decor it  and enjoy.

There are some things that you need to remember; these types of Christmas trees can only be inside for no more than 10 days, Do NOT WATER it and keep it away from all heat sources.  Once your tree has reached the 9 day mark your tree MUST be put back outside. You can either plant it in a pre dug hole, or place it outside and put a mound of mulch around the base of the tree and then plant it in the spring.  If you keep your tree inside longer then 10 days then the tree must stay indoors all winter long. This is because after the 10 day mark the tree has begun to actively start growing again and will not survive the harsh cold. When you purchased your tree it was going through its dormant period, as all trees do during the winter months. Once they have been in the warm house for 11 days they are tricked in to coming out of that dormant state and they will not survive outside during winter once this happens. 
If you decide to pre dig a hole for your tree you must remember to put the dirt you dig out into a bucket and place it inside a garage or a shed. This will ensure that the soil will still be loose enough for you to be able to plant the tree in the ground. If you intend to use a mulch for your tree, the mulch can consist of straw, bark chips or composted yard waste. 

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