1602 285th Ave. NE
Isanti, MN 55040

Phone: 763-444-8206
 


 











Christmas Tree Care

 

How we have cared for your tree

 

Growing a quality tree is one of the most labor intensive farm crops. Here is a quick summary of how we grew the "best ever" Christmas tree for your family's enjoyment. 

 

  • Planted it as a 2-3 year old transplant.
  • Watered it if necessary during the first 2-3 years.
  • Mowed or sprayed around it to keep the weeds down.
  • Fertilized it annually (Spruce and Fir) from about 3’ high to sale.
  • Sheared (trimmed and shaped) it each year from about 3’ high to sale, to give it fullness and taper.
  • Sprayed it as necessary to control a variety of diseases and pests.
  • Greened it (if a pine) to maintain its lush summer coloration (pines turn pale in the fall from a lack of chlorophyll as temps drop below freezing).
  • Shook it after cutting to remove any dead needles and baled it (size/temp permitting) to facilitate transport and setup.
  • Tied it on your car.

How you must now care for it

 

  • When placing in stand make a fresh cut (about 1/2”) to remove any sap seal and allow the tree to take up water.
  • Immediately place in water and keep water level above base of tree at all times.
  • Don't bother with commercial additives or adding sugar, coke, or whatever.  None of these have proved to be effective.
  • Place away from direct heat, especially wood stoves and fireplaces.
  • Keep the humidity at 60-70% (for your comfort as well). One good way to do this is to place a portable humidifier in with the presents under the tree.
  • Decorate and enjoy!
  • Be sure and send us a photo.
  • Use a tree bag to catch any dropping needles while removing.
  • Call your local city hall to determine the pickup or drop-off options in your community. Never burn it!