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December 13, 2012

Tree Time: Should you go live this Christmas? Or fake it? We’ll break it down


NEW CASTLE — *****

Christmas Tree Safety Tips:

•Water a live tree every day.

•Make sure the tree is cut at an angle and placed in a tree holder.

•All lights should be Underwriter’s Laboratory approved.

•Never leave a lit tree unattended, turn off the lights before going to bed and don’t overload circuits.

•Keep heaters, candles and flammable items away from trees.

•To keep live trees lasting three to four weeks, get a fresh cut of 2 to 3 inches made in the bottom to absorb water.

(Sources: Tom Maciarello, chief of the New Castle Fire Department, Dave Allegro, chief of the Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department and James Brammer, owner of Green Earth Tree Care.)

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