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East Wenatchee, WA

December 14, 2009
3:57 PM

Post #7367644

Unfortunately many of the trees showing up in the big box stores about now are dead on arrival--it just takes time for the foliage to show--more than long enough for the store to move it out the door. If you want success, avoid the temptations to buy one just before Christmas--no matter how much they've been marked down--a real indication you should just walk on by.
Columbiana, AL

December 14, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #7367718

Great info! This will be my second year attempting to keep my pines alive throughout the year. Last years tree is still living but is down to 1 trunk and definatley looks like Charlie Browns tree! I did purchase 2 more this year about 3 ft tall and they are beautiful - thinking about keeping these on the covered porch this year to see if I'll have more luck. It has definately been a challange for me since moving to Alabama to learn what will grown and what won't - thankfully I've discovered Dave's Garden.
North Manchester, IN
(Zone 5b)

December 16, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #7374013

My husband did pick up one last year AFTER Christmas for less than a dollar. I kept it til summer (zone 5) putting it out on the deck. It too looked like a Charlie Brown tree with about 7 trunks. I trimmed off all of the dead and by summer's end, brought in a healthy looking specimen with 5 trunks. It is still going well and I trimmed out 2 more trunks. I've had these before and usually loose them in the winter I believe due to low humidity. After reading this article I am just going to try harder to keep it misted and watered! Thanks for a really great article!

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