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29 Jan 2020

Holidays at MD

The Holidays at MD mean a number of things, but it means that we’ll have holiday trimmings galore! Find fresh-cut Christmas trees, fresh wreaths, poinsettias, and fresh garland. We also have live Christmas trees, Christmas lights, thousands of ornaments, and garland for decorating. Tree delivery, set up and decorating service is available in Teton Valley and Jackson.

Our gift shop transforms into a winter wonderland during Christmas and is a great place to get fantastic decorating ideas as well as a Christmas present for everyone on your list.

Keep your Christmas tree looking its best this season with these tips.

02 Dec 2019

Christmas Tree Care 101

The beloved Christmas tree is the mark of the season in many of our homes. To help your tree stay fresh, follow these steps:
Fresh Cut Trees:

• Cut a quarter to a half-inch off the bottom of the trunk before placing it in its stand. This is vital to a tree’s ability to uptake water. We’ll do this for you when you purchase your tree here.
• Choose a tree stand with at least a quart holding capacity for water. Fill with water and check daily, trees can drink up to a gallon a day! Continue to add water as needed while your tree is indoors.
• Keep your tree away from any heat sources like fireplaces, appliances or heating vents.

Live Potted Christmas Trees:
Live Christmas trees need extra consideration for holiday decorating and care.
It is important to keep live trees in their dormant state for successful survival beyond the holidays. Gradually acclimate your live tree to room temperature by keeping it in a cool garage for a few days before bringing it indoors. Water your tree and allow it to drain before moving it indoors. Keep your tree indoors for no more than one week or it will break dormancy. Avoid placing your live tree by any heat source and use LED or mini lights that give off little heat. Before returning a live Christmas tree outside, water it thoroughly and move it somewhere cool like a garage before exposing it to winter temperatures. Keep your live tree for the remainder of the winter outdoors where it will have good snow coverage and some shade. This will offer it protection from the elements. Avoid placing your potted tree in a sunny spot or wind exposed area as this will dry out the needles. Once the ground is thawed in the spring, your live Christmas tree can be planted and enjoyed for years to come.
Live trees are not guaranteed.

03 Jan 2017

The holidays are over, what should I do with my Christmas tree?

Don’t just toss that tannenbaum, try these alternate ways repurpose your Christmas tree.

• ‘Plant’ your tree outside. Go out and stick it in the snow. Birds love evergreens for protection in the winter months. This is also a great way to visualize any future tree placements!
• Use the boughs as cover. Do you have a spot near your house that is always bare in the winter? Use the boughs as insulation for perennials flower beds where snow cover is unreliable.
• Make coasters and trivets. Saw the trunk into ½ inch rounds, sand until smooth and coat with polyurethane. These make a great gift.
• Feed the fire. Make it a party and burn it in an outdoor fire pit. It’s best to wait a few months for the wood to dry out. Solstice party anyone?
• Recycle it. Many communities take trees and chip them into mulch to be given away or to be used in public areas. Locally, undecorated and tinsel-free trees can be dropped off for free at the rodeo grounds in Jackson any time before the end of January or recycled at the transfer station in Driggs during operating hours.