“After January 1st, even a tree that has been carefully watered and tended to every day will become dried out and present a real fire hazard."
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2012
The American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) is reminding those who put their real Christmas tree up right after Thanksgiving to take it down the week after Christmas, and for those who celebrate with an artificial tree, to properly store it away for next season.
“Real Christmas trees that have been up for four weeks must be disposed of immediately to avoid fire danger,” said Jami Warner, Executive Director of ACTA.
“After January 1st, even a tree that has been carefully watered and tended to every day will become dried out and present a real fire hazard,” Warner said.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the respected consumer product safety testing organization, also reminds consumers to dispose of their real Christmas trees after four weeks.
“There are many options for disposing of your real tree, including curbside pick-up. Many local government entities offer Christmas tree disposal services, as do numerous non-profit organizations,” Warner said.
“Artificial Christmas trees should be disassembled and stored properly to keep them clean, dust-free and easy to reassemble for next season,” she added.
The American Christmas Tree Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing consumers with factual information about Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry. For more information, please visit http://www.christmastreeassociation.org.