Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh With These 4 Tips

Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh With These 4 Tips

Category Archive: Tree Care

Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh With These 4 Tips

There are many people who believe that Christmas is not Christmas without a freshly-cut tree in their living room but have no idea how to keep it looking fresh and preserved all season long. If you’re going to invest in a real tree this holiday season, there are five easy tips that you can use to keep your tree beautiful and fresh all season long.

4 Tips for a Beautiful and Fresh Christmas Tree All Season Long

1. Use a tree stand that holds up to a gallon of water. After the tree has been in your home for a week or two, it will begin to take in additional water. This is also true if it was not freshly cut when you purchased it (i.e. a pre-cut tree). Make sure you keep water in the tree stand until it stops taking in water during the first few hours. This level of water should be maintained throughout the entire season so make sure you keep plenty of water in the tree stand at all times.

2. If you’ve purchased a pre-cut tree, make sure you refresh the tree before putting it in your home. You can do this by making a straight cut at the bottom of the tree, removing about 1 inch off the bottom of the tree.

3. Make sure your tree lights are maintained and turned off at night. While the tree is inevitably going to die, leaving the lights on will speed up the process. You can also use mini lights to slow down the drying out process.

4. Keep the room that your put your tree in at a cooler temperature. Trees prefer cooler temps, so turn your heat down when you can and consider placing your tree next to a window.

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5 Signs for Knowing it’s Time to Remove Your Tree

Trees add to the aesthetic appeal of your property with their colorful blooming leaves in spring and the much-needed shade from the summer heat. However, as a result of age and other factors, they can also cause damage or injury when they are dying or are already dead. As a homeowner, what signs should you look for to prevent potential danger? Listed below are five most common signs that you should look out for to have your tree removed.

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Why Trees Are Always a Good Investment

Despite the rewarding feeling of owning a home, it can sometimes feel like having a second job. Between routine maintenance and surprise repairs, you always need to be on your guard. After all, your home is your biggest investment, and you want your investment to grow. When you’re thinking about your property value, don’t forget to look outside your home too. There’s lots of potential to increase your home’s value in your trees and shrubs.

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Winter Weather Tree Preparation

Trees naturally adapt to seasonal changes, but taking a few precautionary measures leading up to the winter months can help them better weather the storm and ensure that they are healthy going into the warmer months that follow. Check out some of these winter weather tree preparation tips to keep your trees happy and healthy through the colder months.

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5 Common Causes of Tree Death

If you’ve found yourself having to remove multiple dead trees from your property, you may want to investigate the cause of the deaths. Keeping your trees healthy isn’t too hard, but sometimes there are outside factors beyond your control. If you need help keeping your trees healthy or removing dead or diseased trees, contact us at Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts today.

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How to Tell if Your Tree is Diseased or Dead

Dead Tree Removal

Trees can get sick. In fact, it happens often. Many times, trees are able to fight a sickness by themselves. Occasionally though, a tree’s sickness is a potentially-fatal disease that, without human intervention, deteriorates gradually until the tree is dead. For tree owners, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a diseased tree that still has a chance to survive with the proper treatment and a dead tree. Click here to read more »

Does Ivy Kill Trees?

Georgia Ivy

If you’re living in Atlanta, chances are you’ve encountered the ivy that is all over the trees here. This ivy, called “kudzu” is a very aggressive invader and grows at a rapid rate. It’s common all over Georgia and takes over vegetation all around the city and the state.

This ivy threatens all vegetation levels, as it takes over wherever it can grow. When the ivy takes over a form of vegetation, it blocks essential light from reaching the plant, which stunts future growth. It also prevents the plant from producing new leaves or branches and can be heavy enough to cause a tree to fall over or break during a severe storm. Click here to read more »

Tree Care Tips for Atlanta Residents

Atlanta Tree Care Tips

Trees and shrubs are an essential part of any human environment, and a professional tree service in Atlanta may be the answer to all your landscaping needs. If you’re interested in some tips for planting and removing trees, check out the information below. Click here to read more »

Weathering Summer Storms

Floods in Houston, storms on the East Coast — bad weather happens in the Summer. Even your run of the mill thunderstorm can damage your beautiful trees with lightning strikes or high winds. How can you best be prepared for Mother Nature’s yearly fury? And what can you do after they occur to stay safe? Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts, your Atlanta tree removal professionals, are here to help. Click here to read more »

How to Take Care of Your Trees in the Summer

Ready to help your trees through the hot summer months? Here’s what you need to know! Click here to read more »