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Old 11-16-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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can you get real ones here?

ok, maybe a dumb question but i have no clue!!
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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can you get real ones here?

ok, maybe a dumb question but i have no clue!!
The only dumb question is the one you don't ask!

Yea, the tents should be going up by next week. You'll probably find local churches and schools selling them as well. Home Depot and Lowes will have them as well.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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My guess is right after Thanksgiving you will see them everywhere.. well, not everywhere but a heck of a lot more than you'd think. No worries, you will be able to find one soon : )
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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You can find all kinds of trees, but you will not be able to find long needled trees. I am partial to White Pine for Christmas trees, but nobody brings those down here.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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I find the cheapest trees are at Home Depot and Lowe's. The ones at the private lots are usually double.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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What happins to all the millions of live trees sold after christmas? Do they just end up in landfills with other trash?
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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What happins to all the millions of live trees sold after christmas? Do they just end up in landfills with other trash?
Most areas have recycling for them. Check with whoever picks up your recycling now, and they will probably have instructions on what to do with them.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:31 AM
 
Location: englewood
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we have friends that have been down here for over 10 years and they tell us everything is fine with the tree until there is a hot day. they go to bed and the next morning all the needles are on the floor. after a couple years of that they went to a fake tree. they say they wish they had done that from the start.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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can you get real ones here?

ok, maybe a dumb question but i have no clue!!
That's so funny! I asked dh that very question this morning!

I was wondering about the needle issue, though. Up north, the tree gets so dry from the from running that heat inside. I was wondering if the tree stayed fresher down here...hmmm...
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I have never had a problem keeping my trees fresh. The key is to keep them watered. The sooner you buy your tree the longer it will last.

Many of the trees have already been cut and are sitting in cold storage. Most of the tree vendors set them up on spike stands. If you buy early and keep it watered you shouldn't have a problem.

I cut the bottom off of a 2 liter bottle and stick the mouth into a piece of PVC. Before I decorate the tree I hide the PVC inside the tree with the end in the stand and the open end of the bottle facing up. It is easy to water this way and you don't have to crawl around under the tree to do it.
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