Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tips for Success with a Living Christmas Tree

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In addition to pre-cut Fraser firs, many garden centers offer living trees grown in containers for sale as Christmas trees. If you are tempted to buy one of these to use both for holiday decoration and as a permanent addition to your landscape, there are a couple of tips to keep in mind to ensure your tree has long and healthy life. Learn more about the types of trees you can use for a live Christmas tree in our area and how to care for them by reading the whole article posted on the Pender Cooperative Extension website:

If you prefer a live cut Christmas tree, you have two choices. Purchase one from a local tree farm or purchase a tree that has been shipped from the mountains. Directories of eastern NC fresh cut Christmas tree farms are available online at and More information about Christmas tree care and varieties, as well as the NC Christmas tree industry, is available online from the NC Christmas Tree Association at

Learn more about live cut varieties available locally and how to care for live cut trees from this 2011 Pender Gardener article: 

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