Watering your Christmas tree can prevent a destructive home fire

Horrifying Footage Shows What Can Happen When You Don't Water Your Tree

They hand plant, hand grow and hand harvest. The National Fire Protection Association says that house fires with trees result in death four times more often than home fires without a Christmas tree. The results were catastrophic for tree-growers in OR and Washington states, although those in MI and North Carolina have felt it, too.

It's hard to envision a more picturesque tree farm than the one you'll find in the beguiling East Bay hills. Decorate it with baubles and Christmas lights. It wasn't until America saw more German and Irish immigrants in the 19th century that Americans began to adopt some of the more joyous Christmas traditions we know today. The best part? No tree will set you back more than $75.

Other popular spots ran out of trees and closed last week. Chains of dyed popcorn interlaced with berries and nuts were also popular as garlands.

On Thursday, they conducted a tree burn at Fire Station 1 as a public safety advisory for the community. At the Delta Gamma Center Charity Christmas Tree Lot, there were only around 50 trees left Wednesday evening. They were on horse back, bicycles, motorcycles and on foot. "My father used to sell different varieties - blue spruce, Scotch pine - but the Fraser fir has become the preferred tree in Miami". Some even hire a photographer to shoot the family Christmas card at the farm, she said.

The majority of Christmas trees are grown in North Carolina and Oregon.

It can take as little as 30 seconds for a Christmas tree fire to engulf a living room. Researchers are now working with the state Christmas tree association to test a new rot-resistant variety of fir and to come up with a standard for measuring moisture in Christmas trees.

"Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2" from the base of the trunk.

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"A real Christmas tree is an environmentally friendly option that also supports local Christmas tree growers", Sarah Marketon, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's direct or communications, says. "I love the smell of them".

On a one-to-one basis, a real tree requires considerably fewer resources to create and get to the customer than an artificial tree, said William Paddock, the managing director of WAP Sustainability Consulting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel shared his own views on live holiday trees.

There's a common misconception about where real trees come from.

"It went from small and easy to something big and enjoyable", Andy said.

And if you want a real tree, but don't want to have to cut it and drag it out of the field, Holy Family Catholic School is selling real trees in the parking lot at Neitzel's hardware store in Waterloo. "He was a retired firefighter with a tree farm up in the mountains, and we would meet up with our friends and pick out our trees together".

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