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How To: Get Your Tree Home

Lately I've been seeing trees precariously tied to the tops of cars — I even saw one slide off the top of a station wagon over the weekend! To ensure that transporting your tree is safe for you, your special tree, and for everyone else in the vicinity, please check out my tips for getting your tree home for the holidays.


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  • If your travel time is in excess of 15 minutes, wrap the tree in a tarp, or place it in the back of a pick-up that has a topper. Winds of 60 mph, especially when combined with weather, can damage a tree quickly.
  • Put the bottom of the tree aiming forward to protect the needles from being blown off.
  • Tie your tree securely! If the tree is carried on the outside of a vehicle, loose ties can be a hazard to your valuable tree, your car, you, and other travelers, so relearn your knots or bring someone who knows how to tie them well.

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Luckily my boyfriend is 6'6 so I leave this up to him...
BoomBoom22 BoomBoom22 8 years
My fiance bought one of the fake trees from Walmart in a box! But I hope we get a real tree next year.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
dont poke your eye
ediebaby ediebaby 8 years
I still havn't put up the tree! Ahhh!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Always helpful to know these tips every year!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Haha and that's why my parents have a truck for their huge tree (mine is tiny)...
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