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One of the most popular fresh cut trees due to fragrance and longevity. Balsam tends to be one of the more fragrant trees that are very dense and darker green in colour and have a somewhat flat appearance to the branches. Balsam is a wider tree in comparison to the Frazer Fir. They are commonly sheared at Christmas to provide the typical tree shape appearance. The short needles have great retention for longevity throughout the holiday season. The branches can hold light to medium weight ornaments.

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  • If you are purchasing your tree several days before you are ready to set it up store it outdoor or in a n unheated patio or garage, somewhere out of the direct elements but still cold.

    Use a tree stand that fits your tree, too tight of a stand will not allow for sufficient water retention.

    Make a fresh cut to remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk no more than 2 hours before putting the tree in the stand. Make the cut perpendicular to the stem axis. Don't cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, which makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand and also reduces the amount of water uptake available to the tree.

    Avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and should not be removed!

    Trees are thirsty and can drink several litres of water daily, especially the first week. Check your tree stand twice daily to make sure that the level of water does not go below the base of the tree. The base of the tree trunk must always  be submerged  in water. If it dries out it will heal over and require a new cut in hopes it wills till uptake water.

    The temperature of the water used to fill the stand is not important and does not affect water uptake, however you do not want to use hot water.

    Keep your Christmas tree away from major sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight). Lowering the room temperature will slow the drying process, resulting in less water consumption each day.