Stories tagged with: Christmas Tree

December 8, 2015 - 3:57pm
20 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department said 25 million real Christmas trees make their way to homes across the United States and if you're one of the Americans with a real tree this year, you could be at risk for a house fire if you don't properly care for the pine. Assistant Chief Doug Hobson said it starts with buying a tree that hasn't already dried out.

"Talk to the people where you're purchasing from, whether it be a retail store or a Christmas tree facility," said Hobson....

December 4, 2014 - 7:27pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

For those of you who are trading in your synthetic tree in favor of a live one, there are some things you need to know.

Once you've measured the height of your ceiling and decided the size of tree your home can handle, according to Bob Daniels, the owner of Bob's Tree Farm, transportation is the next important step.

"If they're going to get a live tree, and they're going to go to a tree farm and get it cut, obviously they have to have some way to secure it when they pick it...

December 1, 2013 - 7:35pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

Picking a Christmas tree can be tough, but one local garden center is giving the public some advice on how it's done.

Nursery Associate at Wilson's Garden Center, Katrina Pendrey says that fresh trees have an amazing fragrance and a beautiful appearance, but there are a few things to look out for before purchasing one for your home.

"Every time you buy one always have them make a fresh cut at the bottom because then it will take up the water when you put it in your sand and...

December 27, 2010 - 4:58pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

Don't throw away your Christmas tree just yet, the ODNR Division of Wildlife has another option for you.

The 2011 Christmas Tree Recycling Program is offering seven different drop off points where you can leave your tree.  Forest Research Specialist Clayton Rico says their main goal is to provide habitat for several species of wildlife including fish at Dow Lake.

"Taking those trees, the recycled trees, and putting them out on lakes when the lakes are frozen and then as...

December 7, 2009 - 8:45pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

Picking out a tree to decorate for the holidays can be as simple as choosing between a live tree and an artificial one. But, when trying to be environmentally friendly, the decision might not be that simple.

Live versus artificial. Which one do you choose?

"Years ago they used a tree you could plant after Christmas," said Owner of Timber Run Gardens Steve Carter.

Those trees are still available, but can be a hassle.

"The bigger the tree, the bigger the...

December 2, 2009 - 6:34pm
6 years 21 weeks ago

Safety is a big concern when it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, especially when it comes to your tree.

Whether you have an artificial tree or an evergreen tree, there are some steps you need to take to make sure your tree doesn't go up in flames this holiday season.

Zanesville Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says his department typically only deals with a couple of those incidents every year.

"That just varies from season to season. We hope people listen to what...

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