Happy Holidays!

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, here are a few simple but extremely helpful tips on making sure your Christmas tree is safe from the Children’s Safety Zone.

q A real tree should not lose green needles when you tap it on the ground.

q Cut 1 inch off the trunk to help absorb water.

q Leave the tree outside until ready to decorate.

q The stand should hold at least 1 gal. of water.

q A 6′ tree will use 1 gallon of water every two days.

q Mix a commercial preservative with the water.

q Check the water level every day.

q Secure the tree with wire to keep it from tipping.

q Keep tree away from floor heaters, fire places, or other heat sources.

q Use only UL-listed lights, and no more than 3 strands linked together.

q Use miniature lights–which have cool-burning bulbs.

q Turn off the Christmas lights when you sleep, or if you leave your home for very long.

q Never use candles, even on artificial trees.

q Clean the tree stand to improve the tree’s water intake, use one capful of bleach to a cup of water.

q Dispose of the tree properly.

Happy Holidays from the Mininno Law Office!

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