Christmas Tree Resources 2017

    Gig Harbor Area You Cut Tree Farms

    1. Five Springs Tree Farm

    Address: 15331 Bandix Rd SE, Olalla, WA 98359

    Hours: While Supplies Last

    Fri 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    2. Christmas Traditions Tree Farm

    Address: 9904 Sidney Rd SW, Port Orchard, WA 98367

    Hours: Nov 24- Dec 15

    Mon- Thurs 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Fri 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Sat 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    3. Bacon’s Christmas Tree Farm

    Address: 9381 W Belfair Valley Rd, Bremerton, WA 98312

    Hours: Nov 18 – Dec 23

    Daily 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Other Days and Times by Appointment

    4. Huberts Christmas Tress

    Address: 4601 Seabeck Hwy NW, Bremerton, WA 98312

    Hours: Nov 24 – Dec 21

    Daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    5. Double 4 Tree Farm

    Address: 4217 72nd St E, Tacoma, WA 98443

    Hours: Nov 24 – Dec 16

    Tues – Fri 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    6. Alpine “U” Cut 

    Address: Lake Flora Road, Belfair, WA 98528

    Hours: Nov 25 – Dec 23

    Mon – Fri 12:00 PM – Dusk | Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – Dusk

     

    Christmas Tree Saftey Tips

    Fresh holiday trees are beautiful, smell great and really add to the spirit of the season.  Following some proven safety tips might help you avoid a disaster and keep the Grinch away.

    • Select a tree with fresh green needles that don’t fall off when touched or when the trunk is tapped on the ground.
    • When trees are cut too early, they have a greater risk of drying out and can become more dangerous especially with electrical lights.
    • Cut 1” to 2” off the base of the tree before placing it in the stand to facilitate it drawing water to the limbs and quills.
    • Trees require water similar to cut flowers or they’ll dry out. Tree stands should hold at least one gallon of water and it should be checked every day.  A six-foot tree could use up to a gallon of water every two days.
    • Position the tree a minimum of three feet or further from heat sources like fireplaces, space heaters, heat vents or candles.  Do not allow the tree to block an exit.
    • Lights should be labeled from an independent testing laboratory and intended for indoor use.
    • Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for how many strings of lights can be connected to each other.
    • Turn off all tree lights when you go to bed or leave the home.
    • If the tree becomes dry and begins shedding needles, it can be a fire hazard and should be removed from the home.  Even if the holidays are not over, it is not worth the risk to keep it in your home.
    • After the gifts have been opened, don’t return the paper and boxes under the tree.
    • Remove the tree as soon as possible after the holidays.
    • Trees should never be burned in a fireplace.  The trees will burn very hot and quickly when they are dry and could spread outside of the fireplace which could cause an unfriendly fire.
    • Check to see if there is a recycling program for holiday trees in your community.

    The National Fire Protection Association reports that “one of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical failures and a heat source too close to the tree causes roughly one in every six of the fires.”

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