Madison firefighters demonstrated exactly why you need to stay on top of that with an exercise that illustrated the dangers. Many people believe that Martin Luther was the first to add lighted candles to a Christmas tree after being awed by the beauty of stars twinkling amongst evergreen trees on his nightly walk home.
Among them - never leave a lit tree unattended, keep portable heaters away from the tree, never have a tree blocking exits or stairs and be sure to keep it well watered.
Packer said that, nationwide, the majority of the Christmas trees for sale are grown in Oregon, Washington State and North Carolina. They absorb carbon dioxide and other gases, and in turn, emit oxygen.
Christmas trees are a beloved holiday tradition, but for one Georgia family, it's a way of life. These states are dominated by large corporate farms, which were affected by the recession the most.
Before purchasing the tree, consider the size and weight of what you can handle. "The quality of the premium trees was as good as ever but there just aren't enough of them". Some areas let residents compost real trees. Each option has its benefits and drawbacks.More news: Anderson Cooper's Hacked Twitter Account Called President Trump 'Pathetic Loser'
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So which one has the greater environmental impact? He said artificial ones can be a safer alternative.
"Don't string more than three strings of lights together at a time". Many ancient people saw the sun as a god, and they believed that winter came because the sun god had become sick or weak. Santa's Tree Farm, right off Highway 92, brims with a bounty both pre-cut and chop-it-yourself trees, including junipers, firs, and more. Paddock said six years is probably a more reasonable guess.
The trade group's 2017 Christmas tree survey, conducted by Nielsen, found that 81 per cent of Americans have artificial trees, and 19 per cent go for the real thing.
Evans said it doesn't take long for those dry conditions of the tree combined with its needles to burn once a fire gets going. "My parents have the one we've had since I was 10 years old". "It's very important to look at those things when you're doing those decorations, and make sure you're taking proper safety precautions", Evans said.
Once the holiday is over, acclimate the tree to moving back outside by placing it in the sheltered porch or garage for a few days.