They're here! The smell of our favorite season is now finally in the air, and families can start making memories by selecting their tree by name! Yes, all of our Christmas trees are named! You can have “Mickey Mouse” or “Princess Elsa” in your living room all season!
There are some factors to choosing a healthy tree. A straight trunk is great, but there is more to consider. There should be no damaged bark, cracks in the trunk, or oozing sap, as these will cause needles to become brittle more quickly. Needles should feel supple, somewhat waxy, and provide resistance against the hand. Those that are limp, dry, and easily bent may be ready to drop.
Freshly cut trees should be put in water as soon as possible. The trick is to get the tree into water within 30 minutes of the fresh cut. Don’t allow the basin to dry once it runs out of water because after 30 minutes of being dry, the tree will not take up any water. If a stand is not ready, set the trunk in a bucket, or put warm, damp towels over the base. Don’t put trees in direct sun – for those in a sunny window, a sheer curtain will help.
Tree preservatives contain wood softeners to help water reach the needles. Remember that a large tree can drink a gallon of water its first day. If it does not, give another fresh cut, or use hot water to soften the sap and add tree preservative to get water flowing.
We offer Christmas tree services to further enchant your holiday season!
Click here to contact us for more information on the below Christmas Tree Services!
We offer the following services, and the price depends on the size tree you select:
-Delivery- We all love fresh Christmas trees, but we don’t all have a vehicle to bring it home ourselves. No worries. We offer delivery!
If you are a garden club member living in Lafayette City Limits, with a purchase of $250+, it’s free. If you are a garden club member outside of Lafayette City Limits, it’s a $50 fee. If you are not a garden club member, it’s a $75 fee.
Please note that delivery dates cannot be guaranteed.
-Snow Flocking- This service does something that nothing else can do: bring a “snow-filled” tree into your Louisiana living room! We flock your tree in either light, medium or heavy- depending on your preference. Your flocked tree will have its own custom-built stand, so you will not need to purchase that. After its flocked, it will require at least 24 hours to dry before being delivered.
Trees that are flocked are NOT WATERED! Do not water your flocked tree! The water is taken up from the trunk and will sluff off all the flocking.
-Lighting- Have your Christmas light up your life with us lighting your tree! Lights are LED, and are required to be purchased from us. We have white and colored lights available. How many boxes you will need depends on the size of the tree you select. The lights are a separate purchase from the lighting service.
We can combine any of these services to help you and your family celebrate the magic of Christmas with a fresh Christmas tree!