Fresh-Cut Firs: Our Fraser, Noble, and Nordmann Fir Christmas trees are hand-selected in North Carolina and shipped to us directly from the farm. With hundreds of trees to choose from in our covered tree lot, you can see your perfect tree from all sides from our unique hanging system. We give your tree a fresh cut and secure it to your car or truck before you take it home. All of our trees have been freshly cut and are watered every day, so they will stay fresher longer.
Flocked Firs: To flock a tree we start by giving the tree a clean-cut and securing it to a wooden tree stand. Our expert then takes the tree and sprays it completely with a wood pulp/glue mixture that we call flocking. This is an intense process that takes experience. Our flocking material is non-toxic and flame resistant. Flocked trees do not need to be watered, which is a big plus! To take a flocked tree home, we will wrap your tree in plastic and secure it to your car or truck. These trees need very little care and will look beautiful for the entire season!
Ice-Kissed Trees: A Family Tree Garden Center exclusive! While these trees are being snow flocked by our expert, we sprinkle them with translucent crystals that create sparkles and twinkles! These trees are festive and have added texture and color. Our ice-kissed flocked trees don’t need to be watered, are non-toxic, and come on a wooden tree stand.
Caring for Unflocked Trees
Because we give your tree a fresh cut before you take it home, it allows the tree to open up its pores so that it can more easily absorb water. When you get home, immediately place your tree in a bucket of water, even if you are not setting it up in your home just yet.
Consider spraying your tree with WILT STOP™ before bringing it indoors. WILT STOP™ is a non-toxic tree resin that helps keep your tree from drying out and losing its needles. It can extend the enjoyment of your tree for quite a while. (Spray before you bring your tree inside.)
When you bring your tree inside and set it up, fill the tree stand with water and keep it filled. Watering is critical to a long-lasting tree, as a freshly-cut tree can consume a gallon of water every 24 hours! Never let the water level go below the tree’s base. We also recommend adding Prolong™ to your water to help your tree stay fresher longer.
When choosing a place to display your tree, make sure to keep it away from heating ducts or other heat sources. The lower the indoor temperature is, the better the tree will do in the coming weeks.