For some, it's a holiday family tradition to go out and pick the perfect Christmas tree and cut it down. Dick Darling from Darling's Tree Farm in Clifton Springs was a guest on the Finger Lakes Morning News, and he suggests getting your trees locally.
He says he's heard all kinds of remedies that folks use after they bring their Christmas tree home after cutting it. You don't need to put vinegar, honey, or an aspirin in the water.
If you aren't going to put the tree up right away, keep it in the garage or the barn with a bucket of water. If you're going to wait longer, cut about an inch off the bottom to open the pores back up before putting it in the stand.
And he says if you want it to look nice for Christmas, you have to keep watering it.
Keep your tree away from the kitchen, heater, and fireplace. Darling's Tree Farm opened Black Friday.
Find out more about Darling's Tree Farm here.