Hello December 1,  2017.  With Christmas right around the corner I want to remind everyone of a few tree safety tips:


  • When choosing a tree, fresh trees are less likely to catch fire. Look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and aren’t falling from its branches.
  • Make sure your tree has plenty of water and remember to water it daily.
  • Always place your tree away from heat sources by at least three feet. A heat source can be heat vents, radiators, candles, fireplaces, or even lights.
  • Inspect your string lights and make sure all your indoor and outdoor lights have been tested in a lab for safety. Replace any lights with broken cords or loose bulb connectors with new ones.
  • Always turn tree lights off when leaving home or going to bed.
  • After Christmas, dispose of the tree. Dried out trees are big fire dangers and should not be left in the home.