Holiday safety keeps season jolly

Published 3:06 pm Monday, December 11, 2006

By Staff
Our View
Christmas trees are among the most popular decorations of yuletide, but they also can be deadly.
Here are a few tips for keeping your home safe this holiday season.
Christmas Trees

  • Regularly check your tree for fresh, green needles. Trees that have dried out over several weeks burn faster than fresher, well-watered trees.
  • Make sure your tree stand holds at least 1 gallon of water. The average 6-foot tree has a 4-inch diameter trunk and can consume as much as 4 quarts or 1 gallon of water per day.

  • Ensure outside lights, decorations and extension cords are rated for outside use.

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