TreeSanta's Countdown
TreeSanta is Chicagoland's Premier Christmas Tree Delivery Service
    "Don't be a grinch! Be safe, be good to your Christmas tree and don't forget to recycle!", TreeSanta

    "Did you know typically it takes about 5 years to re-grow a 8' tree?" Fortunately for every tree I use for Christmas each year, I plant 2 – 3 new trees to take it's place.", TreeSanta

  • Decide on where we will place the tree. Will it be seen from all sides or will some of it be up against a wall? Be sure to select a spot away from heat sources, such as TVs, fireplaces, radiators and air ducts as well as clear of all doors.
  • Measure the height you have available in the room where the tree will be placed. There is nothing worse than bringing a tree indoors only to find it's too tall. Tape measures are helpful.
  • Do a freshness test. Gently grasp a branch between your thumb and forefinger and pull it toward you. Very few needles should come off in your hand if the tree is fresh. Shake the tree on its stump. You should not see an excessive amount of green needles fall to the ground. Loss of interior brown needles is normal and will occur naturally over the lifetime of the tree.
  • If you are not putting the tree up right away, keep it in a sheltered, unheated area such as a porch or garage to protect it from the wind and sun until you are ready to decorate it. We'll make a fresh one inch cut on the bottom end and can place the tree in a bucket of warm water.
  • Keep the tree stand filled with water. A seal of dried sap will form over the cut stump in four to six hours if the water drops below the base of the tree, preventing the tree from absorbing water later when the tree stand is refilled. If a seal does form, another fresh cut will need to be made. Commercially prepared mixes; aspirin; sugar and other additives added to the water are not necessary. Research has shown that plain water will keep a tree fresh.
  • A tree will absorb as much as a gallon of water or more in the first 24 hours and one or more quarts a day thereafter. Water is important because it prevents the needles from drying and dropping off and the boughs from drooping. Water also keeps the tree fragrant.
  • In addition and in re-iteration; keep your tree away from heat and draft sources like fireplaces, radiators and television sets. Test your light cords and connections before hanging them on the tree to make sure they're in good working order. You don't want to use cords with cracked insulation or broken or empty sockets. Also be sure to unplug the lights before you go to bed or leave the house. Never overload electrical circuits.
  • Consider recycling your tree after Christmas. TreeSanta will remove and recycle all trees we deliver upon your request via our online submission form.
TreeSanta is Chicagoland's Premier Christmas Tree and Holiday Decor Delivery Service