Moisture is the most important factor to consider in maintaining your fresh cut Real Christmas tree.
Immediately upon receiving your tree, cut 1/2 inch from the butt and place the tree in a stand or temporary bucket of water. Stands that hold about 1 gallon of water are most appropriate since it is important to never let the water level decline below the fresh cut.
If the water level does drop below the butt of the tree, your cut will heal over and your tree will stop accepting water. The only remedy would be to pull your tree back out of the stand and make another fresh cut on the butt.
It is also important to spray your tree with water when it is first received because trees absorb moisture not only through their root system but also through their needles. Repeated spraying is not necessary but would be helpful if it is practical.
Noble fir Oregon Christmas trees are the longest lasting cut trees of the 3 species we grow. They will often survive up to 6 weeks if proper care is given. Douglas fir Oregon Christmas trees and Grand fir Oregon Christmas trees have shorter life spans and will begin to dry out in 3-4 weeks after unbundling.