UW Extension Horticulture Specialist Karen Panter provides the following tips on Christmas tree care. Click on the image above to read the full bulletin.
For those of you who have a live tree and plan to keep it to plant in the spring, it is important to keep your tree from “waking up” and breaking dormancy. This means that you really should only keep inside for 5 days before storing it in a cold, protected area until the weather warms up enough for planting. Mulch around the base of the tree to protect the rootball from freezing, and water several times throughout the winter until spring arrives.
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