It's that time of year again when christmas decorations begin going up and the decision of when to put up the real tree has to be made. Always choose the freshest tree possible from a lot you trust. The needles should bend and not snap. Also when the tree is thumped against the ground green needles should not dislodge. Once you have gotten the tree home remove another 1 to 2 inches of the base of the trunk and place the tree in a bucket of warm water. For a longer lasting tree place the tree out of the direct flow of air and away from direct sunlight. Once inside and in the stand fill the resevoir with a solution of 1cup of corn syrup and 3 tablespoons of liquid bleach in one gallon of water. Keep the resevoir full with this solution as long as the tree is in the house.
For more specific information go to Christmas tree care.
And for a list of Christmas tree growers in Kentucky visit http://www.kychristmastrees.com/