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Most types of Christmas trees that are freshly cut usually last between four and six weeks, so be careful not to purchase too early; sometime around Thanksgiving is ideal. When choosing the location for your live Christmas tree, select a spot that is cool and free from drafts. Bringing a live tree home doesn’t have to be daunting, especially if you’ve never cared for one before. If your tree arrives before you’re ready to decorate, store it in an unheated area, like a garage or a covered porch, with the cut end submerged in water.
May 08, Tree wilt in live oaks is caused by an insect known as the Nitidulid beetle which is attracted to sweet smells (live oak trees give off a strong sweet smell when trimmed) and by a type of fungus (Ceratocystis fagacearum) that infects the tree, causing live oaks to begin to wither and treeclear.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Aug 20, The industry standard is to never make pruning cuts that remove more than 30 percent of live tissue from a tree in any season. “If you have a giant broken branch and 30 percent of the leaves are on that branch, you are done for the season.”.