Want to keep your live-cut tree looking its best throughout the month of December and into the Christmas holiday?

Tommy Thompson of Thompson’s Tree Farm in Lawrenceville said there’s one important aspect to caring for live-cut trees — keep them watered. Be sure to check water levels daily.

“You just can’t let the water go below the base of the tree,” Thompson said. “The additives works for some flowers, but for trees, you just need to keep it watered.”  

Thompson said to also make sure you don’t place your tree near a heat source as the heat can speed up evaporation and lead to moisture loss — and it’s a fire hazard.

If you’re still in the market for a fresh-cut tree for Christmas, look no further than two area tree farms — Cooper’s Tree Farm in Braselton and C & T’s Christmas Tree Farm in Jefferson.

Cooper’s Tree Farm is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and is located at 5577 Winder Highway in Braselton. For more information, call 678-828-8687.

C & T’s Christmas Tree Farm is located at 200 Ford Road in Jefferson and hours are from 1 p.m. until dark Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 10 a.m. until dark on Saturdays. For more information, call 706-207-4830.

— Staff Reports 

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Deanna Allen has served as editor of the North Gwinnett Voice since June 2021. Effective communication and creative design are her passions.

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