Captain Kevin Prince with the Jonesboro Fire Department said Region 8 residents need to think about the type of tree and decorations they pick for the holidays.
But his wife’s family? One web site I looked at recently shows an entire room engulfed in flames within 45 seconds of the tree catching fire.
It’s a question with few easy answers.
Interestingly enough, the idea of using green boughs to decorate homes in the winter originated in pagan times.
If you decide to go with a live tree, make sure you take some easy precautions to keep you and your family safe and stop your festive decoration from becoming a fire hazard. My husband Ted and I found a spruce to cut in one of our fields that we will bring in around the 15th. “It’s our first Christmas being married, and we wanted to start a little tradition of our own”. This should be noted on its label, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. It allows for customers to buy their ideal tree, and then take it home with a holiday feel and a smile on their face.
“It’s a lot of work, but it’s so much fun”, she said of Christmas tree farming. The evergreen tree gets its name for being just that – forever green. Obviously the effort to transport any tree requires a carbon and energy footprint, and one can argue that a one-time trip for a 10-year tree may be no worse than annual trips from OR for 10 years in a row.
Shawn Uptergrove said he’s the only Christmas tree farm in the Concho valley. No matter the size, each tree runs $30.
And to have a healthy tree it’s important for it to get a lot of water to have its roots soaked.
This past summer’s drought put the kibosh on most Christmas tree farmers’ long-term plans, he said, with numerous youngest trees dying.
“And you don’t have to deal with all the needles when you take it down”, said Robert Robley, an employee at Fred Meyer.
I love real trees best! In present-day America, the Christmas tree has come more to represent unity, communal celebration, optimism for the year ahead, fondness for the year just past, and reminder to be grateful for one’s fortunes. But I’ve seen some nice spruces, including blue spruces in 5-gallon and larger pots that make nice Christmas trees. Growers cut back on planting trees after a glut about a decade ago, leading to shortages and higher prices this year, according to The Los Angeles Times. The trunk of a fresh tree is also sticky.
“Some people have allergies and some people travel for Christmas and don’t want to leave a real tree unattended”, Tammen said. For years you’ve been able to find Alberta spruces in pots from 2 feet tall up to 6 and 7 feet. A tradition like this might highlight your Christmas, as well, and who knows – it might identify a budding forester in your family, too. The Christmas tree business is booming and on the Kleers’ farm, they can’t keep up with it.
The question as to whether to use chemicals in the reservoir to make the tree less flammable is controversial. We used the angels and the big balls, and gradually we phased the angels out.
Kick the Tree to the Curb Sooner: Nearly 40 percent of home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January – long after gifts have been unwrapped.
“In those areas, however, where there were no collection bins the council collected the unwanted real Christmas trees intact and no charges applied”.
“It’s nice to have a piece of nature in your house”, Michael said.