Nothing smells better than the scent of a freshly cut Christmas tree. This time of year one of my favorite things about the holiday season is walking into a home and smelling a wonderful frasier fur Christmas tree. For those that prefer a live tree instead of an artificial tree there are a few precautions to keep in mind this holiday season. Always keep your tree watered well. My dad would always soak our tree in a big bucket of water 24 hours before putting it in the stand and bringing it into the house. Every day be sure and check the water level to prevent the tree from drying out and needles from shedding. Never leave your lights on when you leave the house. Accidents can happen and every precaution should be taken to prevent a possible fire so when gone from the home, lights out. Make sure to watch pets around the tree and you may want to make sure it is secured so not to tip over. Enjoy the beauty of your fresh tree and be sure to follow these helpful hints to extend the life of your special Christmas tree.