There’s something about a real tree – the beauty, the aroma, the traditions. For many people, Christmas just won’t be the same without a Real Christmas Tree. And real trees are farm grown right here in North America. They are also environmentally friendly as another tree is planted for each one harvested.

And the positive impact of Real Trees continues well after the holidays. Recycled Real Trees are used to stop erosion, provide fish habitat, are made into mulch for your garden and returned to the cycle of life — providing nutrients to the soil.

Here are a few tips to care for your Real Christmas Tree. Always make a fresh cut horizontally about one half inch up the trunk just before putting it in the stand. This will help the tree absorb more water. And use a large capacity stand that holds at least one gallon of water.

For more information on buying, recycling and caring for a Real Tree, log onto This year, treat yourself and your loved ones to a Real Christmas Tree.

National Christmas Tree Association