A fresh cut just before putting your tree up is the best way to make sure that it takes up water.  Taking just a small slice from the bottom of the trunk exposes the cells and allows the tree to seek water again.  You will be surprised how much longer it will last. We trim the bottom off of every cut tree you buy so that you won’t have to do it.  If you use a ‘Stand Strait’ tree stand, we’ll even drill the anchor hole for you!  And don’t worry about shaking the loose needles off when you get home, we take care of that for you by using our super-duper tree shaker.  Watch as your tree dances!

Don’t let water fall below the bottom of the trunk and it will continue to use water and last longer. Avoid preservatives if you have pets that may drink the water from your stand.