Christmas tree selection is a fun task of the season for many, but much time is spent in preparation for each tree’s debut in the sale lot at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.
Here’s a brief prep checklist:
- Select only the best shaped, healthiest trees. This year’s trees were obtained from the Atlanta Market and brought in by truck.
- Re-cut the end of each tree to allow the best access to water over the next few weeks.
- Drill a hole in the bottom of each tree.
- Insert the trunk of each tree into a heavy-duty reservoir tree stand. Fill with three inches of preservative-filled water to help keep the tree fresh until Christmas.
- Remove the wrapping cords around each tree to allow for spreading of its branches. (Trees need to “breathe,” too!)
- For trees judged to be less than perfect, gently shape by trimming branches. Recycled trimmings will be made into fresh Christmas wreaths.
- Provide customer assistance as needed for sales, loading, or optional home delivery.
Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry states, “We want to please customers and be sure they will enjoy the tress for the Christmas season.” That satisfaction is worth the above effort.
In the photo above, Kevin Mullins completes the placement of a tree in its tree stand at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.