One spark can send a dry tree up in smoke in a matter of seconds and spread fire quickly throughout the home. Watch this video to see how quickly this happens.

Christmas tree fires can turn devastating and deadly within seconds.

Here are 5 care tips for your fresh trees:

  • Select a tree stand that holds at least 1 gallon of water.
  • Immediately before placing the tree in the stand, cut off a few inches of the base so the tree can drink water.
  • Allow 1 quart of water each day per inch of tree base diameter. Use LED lights because they do not heat up when lit.
  • When the tree becomes dry, take it down and recycle it.