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HOLLY ACRES CHRISTMAS Trees
Holly Acres Nursery and Garden Center (303)-646-8868
5403 Hwy 86, Elizabeth, Colorado 80107
Located on Hwy 86 Just East of the wonderful town of Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Trees!

Choose from hundreds

A few simple care tips will enhance the enjoyment of your Christmas tree and keep it fresh and fragrant throughout the holiday season.
 

  • Care for the tree as carefully as you care for cut flowers.

  • Let the tree remain outdoors or on a cool porch or patio until you are ready to decorate. An area that provides protection from the wind will help the tree retain its moisture.

  • If possible, bring the tree to a partially-heated area (the basement or porch) the night before decorating.

  • Make a fresh, straight cut across the trunk about an inch up from the original cut and place the truck end immediately into fresh water. This opens the tree stem so it can take up water. If you allow the water level to drop below the trunk, a seal will form just as it does on a cut flower, and new cut will be necessary. As long as the tree keeps drawing water, it will remain fresh.

  • Trees are thirsty! They may drink between two pints and a gallon of water per day so make sure to check daily and supply fresh water as needed.

  • Your tree is biodegradable. Its branches may be removed and used as mulch in the garden. The trunk can be used for fuel or chopped for mulch.

  • Be sure the tree is well supported in a water-holding stand and is away from fireplaces, radiators, TV sets and other heat sources. These elements can prematurely dry your tree.

  • Avoid use of combustible decorations. Check all electric lights and connections. Do not use lights with worn or frayed cords and NEVER use lighted candles. Dont overload electrical circuits. Lights should be off when the house in unattended and when you retire each evening.

  • Purchace a Christmas Tree Preservative. Just like fresh flowers, this will prolong the freshness of your tree. Holly Acres always has plenty in stock.
     

    Remember a fresh supply of plenty of water is essential to keep the tree fresh.

    Living, Rooted (Potted or Balled) Trees

    Some people buy a potted or balled Christmas tree with roots intact in order to have a new landscape tree come spring. This can be very difficult to do successfully, but your chances of success increase if the tree is treated right.
    1. Buy a healthy tree from a reputable nursery or grower. Expect to pay a higher price than for a typical Christmas tree.
    2. Keep the tree in a shaded area or a unheated garage until it is brought inside.
    3. Keep the soil in the ball or pot moist until well after it is transplanted after Christmas. A frozen ball need not be watered if the crown is shaded and protected.
    4. Lift and carry the tree by the ball or pot, not the top.
    5. Keep the tree in the house no longer than about one week.
    6. If possible, keep room that the tree is in cool (to help prevent it from starting to bud out)
    7. Have the tree's planting hole dug before the soil freezes and keep the fill dirt thawed.  The hole should be 4 times the size of the root ball.  If the dirt was heavy clay or poor sand, be sure to improve it with amendments (manure, grass clippings, ground leaves, compost, etc.)  Evergreens like an acid soil, so don't add lime.
    8. Remove packing paper, sawdust and binding materials when planting the tree. Stake the tree for its first year, if possible.

     

 

 

Wreaths and Garland  Worlds finest hand tied  Wreaths and garland

  Selecting a tree
How to choose the
 perfect Christmas Tree

Tree Care

How to ensure your tree will stay green well into the new year

Think Green!          Did you know?!?    Well, you should.......

Christmas Folklore

The history of the Christmas tree and other fun facts

 Visit the Garden Center    Holly Acres Nursery and    Garden Center has awesome deals on trees and shrubs for Fall
 

 

 

 Back to Holly Acres Christmas Home Page

 

Christmas Trees!

Choose from hundreds

A few simple care tips will enhance the enjoyment of your Christmas tree and keep it fresh and fragrant throughout the holiday season.
 

  • Care for the tree as carefully as you care for cut flowers.

  • Let the tree remain outdoors or on a cool porch or patio until you are ready to decorate. An area that provides protection from the wind will help the tree retain its moisture.

  • If possible, bring the tree to a partially-heated area (the basement or porch) the night before decorating.

  • Make a fresh, straight cut across the trunk about an inch up from the original cut and place the truck end immediately into fresh water. This opens the tree stem so it can take up water. If you allow the water level to drop below the trunk, a seal will form just as it does on a cut flower, and new cut will be necessary. As long as the tree keeps drawing water, it will remain fresh.

  • Trees are thirsty! They may drink between two pints and a gallon of water per day so make sure to check daily and supply fresh water as needed.

  • Your tree is biodegradable. Its branches may be removed and used as mulch in the garden. The trunk can be used for fuel or chopped for mulch.

  • Be sure the tree is well supported in a water-holding stand and is away from fireplaces, radiators, TV sets and other heat sources. These elements can prematurely dry your tree.

  • Avoid use of combustible decorations. Check all electric lights and connections. Do not use lights with worn or frayed cords and NEVER use lighted candles. Dont overload electrical circuits. Lights should be off when the house in unattended and when you retire each evening.

  • Purchace a Christmas Tree Preservative. Just like fresh flowers, this will prolong the freshness of your tree. Holly Acres always has plenty in stock.
     

    Remember a fresh supply of plenty of water is essential to keep the tree fresh.

    Living, Rooted (Potted or Balled) Trees

    Some people buy a potted or balled Christmas tree with roots intact in order to have a new landscape tree come spring. This can be very difficult to do successfully, but your chances of success increase if the tree is treated right.
    1. Buy a healthy tree from a reputable nursery or grower. Expect to pay a higher price than for a typical Christmas tree.
    2. Keep the tree in a shaded area or a unheated garage until it is brought inside.
    3. Keep the soil in the ball or pot moist until well after it is transplanted after Christmas. A frozen ball need not be watered if the crown is shaded and protected.
    4. Lift and carry the tree by the ball or pot, not the top.
    5. Keep the tree in the house no longer than about one week.
    6. If possible, keep room that the tree is in cool (to help prevent it from starting to bud out)
    7. Have the tree's planting hole dug before the soil freezes and keep the fill dirt thawed.  The hole should be 4 times the size of the root ball.  If the dirt was heavy clay or poor sand, be sure to improve it with amendments (manure, grass clippings, ground leaves, compost, etc.)  Evergreens like an acid soil, so don't add lime.
    8. Remove packing paper, sawdust and binding materials when planting the tree. Stake the tree for its first year, if possible.

     

 

 

Wreaths and Garland  Worlds finest hand tied  Wreaths and garland

  Selecting a tree
How to choose the
 perfect Christmas Tree

Tree Care

How to ensure your tree will stay green well into the new year

Think Green!          Did you know?!?    Well, you should.......

Christmas Folklore

The history of the Christmas tree and other fun facts

 Visit the Garden Center    Holly Acres Nursery and    Garden Center has awesome deals on trees and shrubs for Fall
 

 

 

 Back to Holly Acres Christmas Home Page

 

Christmas Trees!

Choose from hundreds

A few simple care tips will enhance the enjoyment of your Christmas tree and keep it fresh and fragrant throughout the holiday season.
 

  • Care for the tree as carefully as you care for cut flowers.

  • Let the tree remain outdoors or on a cool porch or patio until you are ready to decorate. An area that provides protection from the wind will help the tree retain its moisture.

  • If possible, bring the tree to a partially-heated area (the basement or porch) the night before decorating.

  • Make a fresh, straight cut across the trunk about an inch up from the original cut and place the truck end immediately into fresh water. This opens the tree stem so it can take up water. If you allow the water level to drop below the trunk, a seal will form just as it does on a cut flower, and new cut will be necessary. As long as the tree keeps drawing water, it will remain fresh.

  • Trees are thirsty! They may drink between two pints and a gallon of water per day so make sure to check daily and supply fresh water as needed.

  • Your tree is biodegradable. Its branches may be removed and used as mulch in the garden. The trunk can be used for fuel or chopped for mulch.

  • Be sure the tree is well supported in a water-holding stand and is away from fireplaces, radiators, TV sets and other heat sources. These elements can prematurely dry your tree.

  • Avoid use of combustible decorations. Check all electric lights and connections. Do not use lights with worn or frayed cords and NEVER use lighted candles. Dont overload electrical circuits. Lights should be off when the house in unattended and when you retire each evening.

  • Purchace a Christmas Tree Preservative. Just like fresh flowers, this will prolong the freshness of your tree. Holly Acres always has plenty in stock.
     

    Remember a fresh supply of plenty of water is essential to keep the tree fresh.

    Living, Rooted (Potted or Balled) Trees

    Some people buy a potted or balled Christmas tree with roots intact in order to have a new landscape tree come spring. This can be very difficult to do successfully, but your chances of success increase if the tree is treated right.
    1. Buy a healthy tree from a reputable nursery or grower. Expect to pay a higher price than for a typical Christmas tree.
    2. Keep the tree in a shaded area or a unheated garage until it is brought inside.
    3. Keep the soil in the ball or pot moist until well after it is transplanted after Christmas. A frozen ball need not be watered if the crown is shaded and protected.
    4. Lift and carry the tree by the ball or pot, not the top.
    5. Keep the tree in the house no longer than about one week.
    6. If possible, keep room that the tree is in cool (to help prevent it from starting to bud out)
    7. Have the tree's planting hole dug before the soil freezes and keep the fill dirt thawed.  The hole should be 4 times the size of the root ball.  If the dirt was heavy clay or poor sand, be sure to improve it with amendments (manure, grass clippings, ground leaves, compost, etc.)  Evergreens like an acid soil, so don't add lime.
    8. Remove packing paper, sawdust and binding materials when planting the tree. Stake the tree for its first year, if possible.

     

 

 

Wreaths and Garland  Worlds finest hand tied  Wreaths and garland

  Selecting a tree
How to choose the
 perfect Christmas Tree

Tree Care

How to ensure your tree will stay green well into the new year

Think Green!          Did you know?!?    Well, you should.......

Christmas Folklore

The history of the Christmas tree and other fun facts

 Visit the Garden Center    Holly Acres Nursery and    Garden Center has awesome deals on trees and shrubs for Fall
 

 

 

 
 
 



 

 


 

 


 ENVIRONMENTAL FACTS ABOUT CHRISTMAS TREES

 If you think cutting down trees is a bad idea...THINK AGAIN!

Knowing a few facts about Christmas trees and their production will give you a new appreciation of them this holiday season, and may help you choose between a real tree and an artificial one.

Real trees are grown on real farms, and like most other crops, where there was nothing, we create a farm. A true testament of the Nation reaping what we farmers sow.  To ensure enough trees for harvest, growers plant one to three seedlings for every tree harvested. It is a myth that Christmas Tree production in the United States is depleting our national forest. Infact, soon the forest we created by farming may be the only forests left .

 Christmas tree farms stabilize soil, protect water supplies, and provide refuge for wildlife. Often these trees can be grown on poor soils where other crops wont grow. About a half million acres are used in this country to grow Christmas trees, preserving much green space.

An acre of Christmas trees produces enough daily oxygen for 18 people. The trees on farms in this country currently provide enough oxygen for 18 million people a day. This helps slow down the greenhouse gasses and helps us BREATH!

There are an estimated 446 million trees growing on farms in this country.

These trees are grown by about 21,000 farms in this country, which employ about 100,000 people either full or part time.

About 25 to 30 million real trees are sold in this country every year.

   Real trees in North America are locally grown, supporting local agriculture and feeding the masses right here in the USA. Real Christmas trees are recyclable, often chipped into mulch at local recycling centers with provides more soil stabilization, and more sustainable crops. It is mulch that keeps our soil alive instead of flowing through the air over Arizona!

 Over 80 percent of artificial trees worldwide are made in China.  Artificial trees are often plastic, and may contain the dangerous chemical PVC. Manufacture of PVC creates the most toxic man-made chemicals, dioxins. Artificial trees also may contain metal toxins such as lead. The average family uses an artifical tree for 6 to 9 years before discarding, where it will remain in landfills for centuries as they are not recyclable.

Christmas trees in home, both real and artificial, account for less than one-tenth of one percent of all home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Real trees watered and  kept fresh are difficult to ignite.



BOTTOM LINE! When you buy a real tree , you are doing your part to help the American economy, and the earthly environment! GO YOU!!