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The Living Tree

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.