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Local firefighters offer several Christmas tree safety tips

27 November 2017

Many tree farms are open each weekend until Christmas.

Over 28 Christmas trees are spread throughout the Bedford Welcome Center.

The website also includes information on types of Christmas trees and tips on keeping your tree in good condition during the holiday season.

Soon the smaller pair of legs backed out from under the tree and seven-year-old Logan ended observation of his father's efforts and joined his mother.

"You can't put a price tag on Christmas", Boothe chimed in.

For those wanting to head into the country to find their tree, Sussex County has more than a score of tree farms with their own traditions and amenities, from hot chocolate around a campfire to Newfoundland dogs pulling carts laden with fresh-cut evergreens.

Even with the rain on Sunday, Schmidlin Farms had customers crawling all over in search of the best Christmas tree. When you take it home, Lt. Tressa Miller with Lane Fire Authority said to cut the bottom of the tree trunk before placing it into a bowl of water. For this year, a limited number of trees will be available for walk-up sales at the lot, held at Riverwood International Charter School, 5900 Raider Drive in Sandy Springs.

Annually, members of the Iowa Christmas Tree Growers Association (ICTGA) donate trees to the Capitol Building in Des Moines, including trees for the Governor's Office, the Lt. Governor's Office, and the Rotunda.

"The first year we were hungry", laughed Chris Nucifora. "And we like the real live trees, don't we?" said Whitney Berger to her daughter.

"Selling the finest quality North Carolina-grown trees is our goal and giving people the opportunity to reserve and pay for their tree online just enhances the buying experience", coach Trey Henson said in a news release. "Now, we come over here because it's closer".

Local firefighters offer several Christmas tree safety tips