Decorating and Safety Tips
What’s the best way to decorate a tree?
Start with lights, so you can entwine and hide the wires within the branches. Then follow with garland, and finally individual ornaments. Use larger ornaments to fill in open spaces between branches, and give your tree added dimension by hanging some at different depths, not just around the edges. Be creative and have fun!
What should I do to keep my tree safe?
To reduce the risk of fire, keep your tree hydrated and follow these holiday safety tips. If you have young children or pets, don’t leave your tree unattended, and consider securing it to the wall with clear twine or heavy fishing line to keep it from toppling over.
Can I use trimmed branches for decoration?
Absolutely! Cut branches will last a week or two as they are, or you can prolong their beauty by arranging them in water or in wet florist’s foam (such as Oasis).
What should I do with my tree after the holidays?
Don’t put your tree in a landfill! Instead, recycle your Christmas tree in the garden so that it will enrich the earth long after the holidays are over.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce makes a good tabletop tree.