Shopping for a Christmas Tree
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Christmas is quickly approaching but with this past summer's drought, how will that affect Christmas trees?
THV's Lauren Scott went visited Motley's tree farm in Little Rock. While hot temperatures do hurt tree farmers, they prepared by installing an irrigation system to keep the trees green and growing.
Randy Motley had close to 3,000 trees watered and ready to go, saying, "The most important thing is to keep it in water, you have to keep it hydrated. That's the number one thing to keeping a tree safe and soft."
Motley told Scott that a tree can last around 45 days if cared for properly by watering the base at least once a day.
Another tip is how you shop for a tree. The best time to buy is the end of November and the beginning of December. It takes about four to six years to grow each tree, and farm workers plant around 3,500 every year.