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Safety Tips for Decorating With Live Greenery

Nothing smells better than fresh evergreens at Christmas time. The heady scents of pine is one of the most recognized scent of the season. But unlike decorating with fresh flowers, there are some precautions that you should always keep in mind when decorating with live evergreens.

First and foremost, keep an eye on the moisture level of your evergreens. The best way to check this is to bend the needles. If they are flexible and do not break when you bend them, then your evergreen foliage still has a good moisture level. Evergreens can dry quickly. Brown or shedding needles is one of the first signs that your greenery needs to be changed out or removed all together to prevent a fire hazard. So other tips to keep in mind are to not put fresh greenery need space heaters or heater vents. You should also avoid placing them in sunny windows.

This also is true for greenery that you might use outdoors. Fresh wreaths can be susceptible to over drying and a possible fire hazard if they are on a glass door in direct sunlight for most of the day.

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