Since 1980, Star M Christmas Tree Plantation brought joy to families through the choose-and-cut Christmas tree experience. Star M provided families a place to harvest a Real Tree, plenty of outdoor activities (hayrides, scavenger hunts, and a children's train), a selection of Christmas decorations, and snacks for the whole family.
The heart of Star M is family. Founded by Dr. Dan and Claudette McNew, Star M became home to several generations of our family. Along the way, we welcomed many other families. Thank you for joining us and sharing Christmas with us.
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Caring for your real Christmas tree is easy. Just remember, trees need water just like a fresh bouget of flowers.
Before mounting in a stand, cut at least 1/4" (recommended 1 to 2 inches) off the bottom of the trunk to remove sap and allow absorption of water.
Immediately place your tree in a water-holding tree stand.
For maximum beauty and safety, use a tree stand that holds at least 1 gallon of water.
Trees can be very thirsty, so add fresh water daily as needed. A fresh tree containing adequate moisture will NOT support a flame.
If storing your tree outside before decorating, remember to keep it in water and protect it from the wind and sun.
Keep your tree away from fireplaces and other heat sources.
If you allow the water level to drop below the fresh cut, a new seal will form and the tree will no longer absorb water. A new cut will be necessary.
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