THANK YOU BOW VALLEY!
UPDATED – December 18
The Canmore Eagle's Christmas Tree lot is now officially SOLD OUT.
The Eagle's organization would like to sincerely thank the Bow Valley Community for their continued support of this significant fund-raising activity.
We would also like to thank the many volunteers who helped us staff the X-mas tree lot for the past three weeks.
Merry Christmas everyone!
TIPS FOR CARING FOR YOUR TREE
• Store in a cool area protected from the wind.
• Cut 1/2″ – 1″ (2 – 3 cm) off the butt much like you would with a cut flower to allow water uptake and put immediately in a water-holding stand.
• Check water supply daily and add more water when necessary.
• Keep tree away from heat sources.
• Turn off all the lights if you leave home and before retiring at night.
• Never use lighted candles or combustible decorations.
TYPES OF TREES AVAILABLE
Balsam Fir has a deep-seated tradition in Canada, being one of the first evergreens people selected as Christmas trees. Has a deep green foliage, pliable, soft, leathery feel and not prickly texture to it. Will take medium sized ornaments and has a strong sweet fragrance, making it one of the most sought after trees on the market.
This tree is gaining tremendous recognition as an outstanding Christmas Tree largely because of its beautiful layered appearance, upswept branch angle and excellent needle retention. Has a very pleasant sweet scent and is a deep lustrous green.
EXTRA POINTS ABOUT OUR X-MAS TREES
Question: When was this tree cut?
Experienced growers usually cut the majority of their trees in November. If cut later than this, shorter day lengths and cooler temperatures that are typically occurring at this time of the year, signal the tree to send increasing amounts of its moisture to their root zones to keep their roots alive throughout the winter. This actually dehydrates the needles and branches somewhat causing a paler drier tree.
Question: How old is this tree?
Chances are, if your tree is about 6 to 7 feet tall (about 2 meters), that it is approximately 12 to 14 years old.
Question: Was this tree plantation grown or cut from a natural forest or woodlot?
KRISS KRINGLE trees are plantation grown in Ontario, Canada. These trees are not cut from wild stands. Our trees are commercially grown and all proper horticultural practices have been applied to offer you a superior product with no impact on our environment.
Question: Is using a cut tree environmentally friendly?
Kriss Kringle trees are grown like other agricultural crops. They use carbon dioxide when growing and give off oxygen. They stabilize marginal farmland, create a wildlife habitat and create job opportunities. Pollution advocates have endorsed them for they are a renewable/recyclable resource.
Question: Are there uses for my tree after it has been removed from the house?
Yes! Trees can be chipped and used for mulch. They can be used to house bird feeders throughout the winter months, or used in various ways to protect against wind and water erosion.
If you have not experienced the pleasures of a live Christmas tree, we sincerely hope you will soon. It will add a special touch to the Christmas spirit in your home.