Tree Ideas

How to Care for Your Farm-Grown Fresh Christmas Tree

  • October 9, 2010

When a Christmas tree is cut, over half of its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your displayed trees. Below are a number of tips relating to the care of displayed trees: Displaying trees in water in a traditional reservoir type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems. Make a fresh cut to remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. Make the cut perpendicular to the stem axis. Don't cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, which makes...

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10 Biggest Myths about Christmas Trees-Part III

  • October 8, 2010

MYTH #9: Real Christmas Trees end up in landfills. BUSTED: Christmas Tree recycling programs are available nationwide, and many are quite creative. A farm-grown Christmas tree is 100% biodegradable, so it can be used for all kinds of things in nature, from mulch to erosion control. Fake trees?....see Myth #4 above. People often lament the sight of Christmas trees at the curb after Christmas...but they don't realize that many communities have curb-side pick up as part of their recycling program. They're not "being thrown in the trash" or ending up in landfills. They're waiting to be put into the recycling...

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10 Biggest Myths about Christmas Trees-Part II

  • October 8, 2010

MYTH #4: It's better to use a fake tree because you can re-use it each year. BUSTED: That’s a very short-sighted perspective. According to research, most fake trees are only used 6 to 9 years before they’re disposed. Even if you would use one for 20 years or more, it will eventually be thrown away and end up in a landfill. And unlike Real Trees, which are biodegradable and recyclable, fake trees are always a burden to the environment. MYTH #5: Christmas Trees are a fire safety hazard and frequently catch on fire. BUSTED: You’d certainly think so by watching the local “Action News” team...

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10 Biggest Myths about Christmas Trees–Part I

  • October 8, 2010

Myths, urban legends, misperceptions and sometimes outright lies. We know there are some crazy things that people have been told about Real Christmas Trees over the years. And this has led to a large number of confused consumers. While many of these myths can be traced back to the fake tree industry, many are like urban legends ... they just sort of exist and nobody really knows how they started. Now, NCTA is launching the “Great De-Myth-ification Campaign” with its 10 Biggest Myths About Christmas Trees, designed to provide straight-forward answers and facts in a simple, compiled list. The top 10 list...

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Christmas Tree Ideas: Spinning Ornaments

  • September 22, 2010

By Maria Bargellini, president of DFW Christmas Lights Spinning Ornaments? Yup that's right. Throw away that annoying chirping bird this Christmas and bring your tree to life by adding a few ornament spinners. There are several types available. The 'Ornamotor' sold by Roman  seems to be the most widely available, but there are several different types on the market, such as ones with up and down motion, stronger motors for faster spins or heavier ornaments, and individual lights attached to them to really showcase that special ornament So how does it work? That's the fantastic part. Most spinners...

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Christmas Tree ideas: Upside Down Trees

  • September 17, 2010

By Maria Bargellini, of DFW Christmas Lights Upside down trees aren't commonly seen in either commercial or residential holiday displays but they are quickly gaining in popularity. Because everything old is new again this 12th century Central European tradition of hanging a tree from the ceiling at Christmas is in fashion again. There are several different kinds of upside down Christmas Trees available on the market today. They come in different colors, heights, widths and hanging options, being able to be supported by a floor base or suspended from the ceiling. Personally my favorite is the four...

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Christmas tree ideas: Flocked Trees

  • September 13, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights in Dallas Flocked Christmas Trees---I know it sounds like a word one would use to describe the torture of innocent Christmas trees, but I can assure you that it is anything but that. Flocked is a term used to describe a tree that has the appearance of being covered by snow. The most realistic looking trees will have a dusting of snow on the tops of  branches with visible green showing through. They do not have to have all the branches completely covered, but hey--it's your tree, flock it like you want it. If you miss Colorado's snow engulfed trees,...

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Tree Ideas

  • December 10, 2009

Don't Forget the Tree Inside Below are a few samples of great Christmas trees. The baby's first Christmas tree is just darling. Enjoy! If you have any pictures you would like to share email us Sales@DFWChristmasLights.Com

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