Facts

image53

- Birds and bats are attracted to Christmas    lots to control pest insects. Natural tree cavities are left or houses placed as nesting areas. The tree Swallow and Chickadee are two of the species attracted to our Nova Scotia wild stands. 

 Various weeds such as goldenrod and bunchberry also attract beneficial insects to our tree lots

- One acre of Christmas trees produces    enough oxygen for 18 people.

- Christmas tree wild stand lots are used for recreation purposes, such as skiing, walking, hiking, horseback riding

- Wild stand tree lots are natural sustaining; all the trees are never harvested. Different size trees grow side by side. By  growing in this natural way the environment is nurtured not harmed. 

Tips

image54

Before you buy. . .

- Select a spot in the house that has easy access to an electrical outlet and is not in a major traffic area.
- MEASURE for height and width.
- Find or buy your tree stand...make sure it can hold at least one gallon of water. 

At the Christmas Tree lot. . .

- Take along a measuring tape, and some cord to secure the tree to your car.
- If the tree has been previously cut...ask the sales person to lift the tree a few inches off the ground and then drop it, stump end down. Don't be surprised to see red needles drop from the inside of the tree and a few green needles from the outside. This is nature's way of recycling.

At home. . .

- Keep your tree in a protected, COOL location out of direct sunlight until you are ready to decorate.
- Keep the tree in a bucket of water if you are storing it longer than a week.
- Make a STRAIGHT cut across the trunk, an inch above the original...this opens the tree stem so it can take up water.
- Make sure water is topped up daily.
- If possible, bring the tree inside the night before you want to decorate...this allows it to adjust to the warmer temperatures gradually. 

Decorating and care. . .

- Avoid the use of combustible decorations.
- Lit candles and frayed cords are a NO-NO! 

 - Unplug lights before going to bed at night.
- Make sure there is water in the stand at ALL TIMES...trees can drink between 2 pints and a gallon a day!