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Go ahead get that fresh Christmas tree, here’s how to keep it alive until the holiday

Posted at 4:27 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 15:00:45-05

COLORADO SPRINGS- If you just can’t wait for the smell of a fresh Christmas tree to take over your home, there are some ways to make sure that your tree makes it to the holiday.

We talked to the experts who say you always need to cut a fresh truck. This will allow the tree to take in moisture again. Keep your tree hydrated also a key in keeping it alive as long as possible, which means keeping it away from heat.

When you’re out on the tree lot, make sure to ask questions.

“Make sure it’s from a reputable source,” said Susan Spencer from Spencer’s Lawn and Garden. “We have a lot of people that just go out and cut, so make sure you kind of know where the trees are from. Then ask how long they’ve been cut.”

Spencer says white fir and ponderosa pine last the longest. There are also water additives that you can add to prolong tree life.