Why Buy a Living Christmas Tree
A living Christmas tree offers the benefit of being able to reuse it or plant to enrich your landscape. It also smells better longer and does not drop as many needles as a cut tree. It takes about seven years to grow a Christmas tree to 6 feet. Choosing to buy a living tree, and reuse it, is better on the environment. (For those of you who do buy cut trees, consider taking them to be ground into mulch after the holidays.)
Choosing a Living Christmas Tree
In Home Christmas Tree Care
After Christmas, Tree Care
After you remove the decorations, hose it off to remove dust then water it well. You Christmas Tree can not be planted when the ground is frozen. Furthermore, it can not be brought outdoors from a warm house directly into freezing weather. First, it must be placed in a sheltered area out of the direct sun and wind for a week. You can keep the tree in the container and place it in a sunny spot to grow for up to 3 years. When it grows too big to bring indoors, follow the directions below from NCTA.
- Keep the tree in the nursery container unless it is plastic. This prevents disrupting the root ball. If it is in plastic, open it up and roll it down about half way. Tap the tree container of a potted tree and remove prior to planting. Do not attempt to remove soil from the root system. Earth removed from the original hole should be back-filled around the root ball. Mulch heavily over the top of the planted root ball to prevent it from freezing. Water only as needed: a flooded tree may not survive.
- Stake the trees to prevent wind tipping or damage during the first growing season.
Where to buy a living Christmas Tree in Scottsdale
Moon Valley Nurseries
If you love the smell of live trees and want to build your home on a piece of property that is open and scenic, we have many to choose from. We can help you buy or sell your home from offices in Scottsdale and Williams.