Originally Posted by calico2222
Just how do manage to keep anything out of your cats reach?? In my house it would have to be hung from the ceiling and the cats would probably STILL try to get at it!
Mine aren't allowed on tables/countertops, so it's not an issue
They never climb up there- they've learned where they can and can't go
My concern was if the needles fell of the tree and they tried to play with them *cough, cough...Kojak!
Originally Posted by GailC
Believe it or not lots of christmas trees have been cut for several weeks know. Wisconsin is a large grower of Christmas trees.
We usually go to cut your own places but if that isn't possible you can run your fingers along several branches to see how many needles come off or pick the tree until on repeatedly pick it up on shake the tree hard.
If you get a tree from say Home Depot or Lowes the greater the chances it will have been cut quite a while ago!!
When you bring it home keep in cool as long as possilbe (menaing don't bring it in the house) and recut the stump of the tree as the orginal cut will be sealed and unable to uptake any water.
We don't usually get a tree until about the 15th of December.
Its a nice idea to get a live tree but depending on where you live (like where I do) its not practical as the ground will be frozen and it won't be able to be planted.
If you do get a live one and replant it will need to be watered as much as possible.
Thanks!!! Those are wonderful tips!!
I think i am leaning more towards a potted Christmas tree plant now (if i can find a good one!) so that I can replant it
What kind of water solution do you recommend to keep it looking good?? Should I buy it and keep it outside for a while? What about bugs? (we live in a milder climate- so the buggers are still around! I'd hate for the tree to get bugs on it and then to bring it in the house
) I was thinking of looking at some of the grocery stores/other shops and lots for the pre-potted ones!
I can't wait to see what i wind up with!!!!
Aww I just love Christmas and decorating!