(Closed until Nov. 17, 2018)

Monday-Thursday, 12-8pm
Friday-Sunday, 9am-8pm

10970 43rd Street North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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4452 Lake Elmo Ave North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Tree Care

"Make a fresh cut and keep constant water in your stand"

After making your tree purchase, there are a few important steps to ensuring the longevity of your tree through the Holiday season. 

If you don’t set up your tree right away, make sure you store it in a shady location and away from heat sources.  Also, keep your tree wrapped in the netting to protect the tree. 

When you are ready to set up your tree, don’t forget to make a fresh cut at the bottom!  This should be a minimum of about 2″.  This is critical to allowing your tree to drink the most water.  The tree should be set up and placed in water as soon as possible, but within a few hours is okay.  Let us know if you want a fresh cut at the farm, we’ll gladly do it for you.

After you tree is set up, fill the bowl in the stand full of luke-warm water.  This will help open the tree’s pores so that it can start drawing water.  It is important to closely monitor the water level in the stand, especially during the first 24 hours.  Your tree may drink several gallons of water during this time.  Don’t let the water go dry!  If the water runs dry, the tree’s pores may close up and it may not draw water again unless another fresh cut is made.  Keep an eye on it! 

Continue to watch the water level in the stand and fill as needed.  Don’t be alarmed if your tree does not drink a lot of water.  Some trees will drink many gallons of water and trees may not.  It largely depends on the type of tree, soil moisture in the fields, the temperature and humidity in your home, and individual variation among trees. 

After the season, be sure to recycle your tree!