A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF

John Muhr

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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION SAFETY

We are now approaching a very busy holiday season, and although we might be celebrating in non-traditional ways this year, it is still so very important to address Christmas Tree safety. Listed below are some very important, yet simple tips to enjoy a live Christmas Tree experience:

  • Natural trees should be cut at a 45-degree angle that maximizes the availability for water to soak into the tree trunk.
  • Place your tree in an area far away from heating sources such as a heating vents, or kitchen cooking areas.
  • Use only non-flammable Christmas decorations and ornaments
  • If lighting is placed on a tree, ensure it is Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approved.
  • Inspect all lighting on a tree prior to use to make sure it is serviceable.
  • Never leave lights on while the tree is unattended (including nighttime when adults are asleep).
  • Ensure to use tree stands for your live tree that provides water in the base, and keep them full at all times.
  • And lastly, NEVER keep a live tree that has been allowed to dry; they are extremely flammable.

Your safety is our business.

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