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Many homeowners like the idea of purchasing a live Christmas tree that can be planted in the landscape after the holidays. This can be a lovely addition to the landscape as long as you make some wise decisions:
Select an appropriate species for the space you will have to plant. Most grow into very large trees.
Keep the tree in the house no more than a week to 10 days. The longer it is indoors, the less its chances of survival when taken back outdoors.
Plant promptly, water well, and mulch.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.