Christmas Tree Safety Tips

If you have an artificial tree, be sure it’s labeled, certified or identified as fire retardant.

If you buy a live tree, make sure it’s fresh. The needles should be hard to pull off the branches.

To keep a live tree fresh, cut off about two inches of the trunk for better water absorption, and make sure the tree has plenty of water.

Place the tree away from heat sources and high-traffic areas.

Check your tree lights for frayed or broken wires. Replace when necessary.

Take care with candles. Place them away from flammable decorations and in locations where they cannot be knocked over or reached by children or pets. Never leave them unattended.