If you are headed to the farm M-F, please bring your helpers, we do not have field help, or netters during the week.
Choosing the Perfect Tree at Angevine Farm
- If there are lots of needles on the ground around the trees, choose another tree.
- To check a tree’s freshness, pull your hand towards you along the branch. Needles should not fall off.
- Please choose a tree at Angevine Farm that does not have a tag on it.
Caring for your Christmas Tree
- When you bring your tree home, saw a couple inches off the bottom of the trunk before setting in water. When trees are cut, pitch oozes out and seals the pores. By sawing off the base, you will open up the pores, and the tree will be able to absorb water.
- Watering is critical. A freshly-cut tree can consume a gallon of water in 24 hours!
- Fill the tree stand with water and keep it filled.
- Never let the water level go below the tree’s base.
- Indoors, keep the tree away from heating ducts or other heat sources. In fact, the lower the temperature, the better the tree will do.
- No need to add anything to the water to keep the tree fresh.
- Prop up your old tree near your bird feeder as a staging area for small birds like chickadees and finches.
- Create a bird feeder and haven. String your tree with orange slices, bread, cranberry, and other bird-friendly goodies, and put it in a sheltered location.
- Remove the branches and use them as mulch in the garden.
- Use boughs from your tree to shade broad-leaved evergreen shrubs and to ward off animals.
- A fir tree’s foliage can be used for stuffing small, fragrance pillows.
- Sew scraps of fabric together and fill them with the needles to make fragrant balsam sachets to freshen drawers and closets.