For many reasons, the cost of a real Christmas tree has been rising in recent years. It’s only natural for gardeners to consider growing their own tree. Beyond the six to eight year commitment it takes to produce a usable-sized tree, properly shaping Christmas tree prospects will produce trees worthy of displaying in your home. The Importance of Christmas Tree Shaping If you’ve ever purchased a real Christmas tree and became disappointed when you got it home, you’re not alone. From huge bare spots to oversized trunks that don’t fit in the tree stand, a multitude of problems that didn’t seem apparent at the sale lot can become glaringly obvious in the living room. As the industry evolved, commercial Christmas tree growers have developed techniques to reduce or eliminate these problems. Learning how to shear a Christmas tree is not difficult and the benefits are well worth the effort: How […]
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