Learn about holiday safety and the importance of selecting the right tree
Buying a Christmas Tree is fun and exciting for the whole family. Picking out the perfect tree, taking it home and decorating it is a great experience for all. However, it’s important to know that bringing a Christmas Tree into your home brings hazards that you may not realize. A Christmas Tree that is dry is similar to bringing several cans of gasoline in your house and putting electric lights, electric trains and maybe a few candles nearby. Take a look at this Video Demonstration of a burning Christmas Tree and you will see how fast a tree can be fully engulfed with fire. So what can you do to keep your family safe? It is important to follow these holiday safety tips to prevent a Christmas Tree from rapidly burning and filling a room with deadly toxic gases and flames. How to Select a Christmas Tree You should choose a fresh tree with dark green needles that do not pull off easily from the branches and do not break. The trunk of the tree should be sticky to the touch. Avoid a tree that has branches that are brown, most likely the needles will drop off easily.