Can I use one of my outdoor cedar trees inside as our Christmas tree?

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I live on a farm and we have some beautiful cedar trees shaped like a perfect Christmas tree. Can I use one inside my house and decorate it as a Christmas tree?

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  • You sure can! It will also last a bit longer too. There are no rules when it comes to Christmas trees. Just be sure to give it a good shake shake shake to get any lose stuff out and hose it off real well and let it dry before bringing in the house. Immediately plunk into a bucket of water while you are preparing your stand. Be sure to give it fresh water daily. They suck up water extremely quickly when first cut, so check often and don't let it run dry.


    https://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/sweet-little-cedar-christmas-tree

    • Msn18 Msn18 on Dec 01, 2018

      Definitely shake, shake, shake the tree and hose it off. One of the most memorable Christmases from my childhood was when my aunt and uncle brought home a tree from their property. The property was over an hour from their house, so I'm sure they thought the trip blew everything out of the tree. All of us cousins were fascinated by the hundreds of baby praying mantises running around their house 10 days later. We cut down a Christmas tree at nearby tree farm every year. You can bet we shake and inspect our tree very carefully every year.

  • Kathy R Kathy R on Nov 30, 2018

    Oh absolutely! At the Christmas tree farm we get our tree from Cedar trees are one of the options.

  • Kathy R Kathy R on Nov 30, 2018

    Yes, cedar trees are a beautiful option for Christmas trees

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Nov 30, 2018

    Regina....We always got our christmas tree every year and it was a cedar from my grandfathers fields. Loved that smell!

  • Lauren Lauren on Dec 01, 2018

    I have always been told that cedar trees are "tick trees". Living in the country for over 25 years.

    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Dec 03, 2018

      Ticks climb on all kinds of plants, part of life cycle. Ticks feed on blood, get engorged while mating, drop off,lay eggs at ground level,winter over, then in spring hatch climbing up on plants to get onto mammals then repeat process. EEEWWWW we have them really bad on our 400 hundred acres in Kentucky

  • Regina Boutwell Regina Boutwell on Dec 03, 2018

    Thanks everyone. I am really excited about getting the tree now. Glad y’all told me to shake and spray down. I probably would not have done that.🙂

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