It's important that you care for your Christmas Tree so it lasts throughout the Christmas Season. Keep your tree in a cool shady place, like a porch or a garage until you are ready to bring it indoors. Keep it in water if possible. If it goes without water for more than six hours before you bring it inside make a fresh cut off the trunk. This will allow the tree to drink water once it is set up. Do not do this if your tree was drilled. This will interfere with the depth of the drilled hole and your tree will no longer stand correctly in the stand. During the first few days, your tree will drink a lot of water. Make sure the tree does not go dry. If dry for more than 4 hours, the trunk seals and cannot consume anymore water. Be sure to keep your tree away from heat: fireplaces, television sets, computers, heat registers, etc. Always turn your lights off when you go to bed or leave your house. Follow these tips and your tree will stay fresh all through the Christmas Season!