!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a51077fde7970c-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a51077fde7970c-120wi|alt=Tree at the Farm|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=Tree at the Farm|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a51077fde7970c!Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
Such pleasure do you bring me!
The lyrics to this holiday classic, based on a German folk song, are so true. !http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b0454c07f970d-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b0454c07f970d-120wi|alt=Tree on the Roof|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Tree on the Roof|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b0454c07f970d!My Frasier Fir did bring me pleasure this holiday season. It was a delight to roam the tree farm until I found it, have it strapped to the hood of the car for the ride home, and adorn it with keepsake ornaments and blinking lights. I purchased a satin tree skirt with tassels in acknowledgment of its grandeur. The tree filled our home with its lovely aroma and spread good cheer merely by its presence.
!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b0454d873970d-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b0454d873970d-120wi|alt=Tree Dark 1|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=Tree Dark 1|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b0454d873970d!But the holiday season is over and I had to let go. If you have a Christmas tree to dispose of, don’t forget these safety tips:
Get rid of the tree after Christmas or when it is dry.
Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.
Check with your local community to find a recycling program.
Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.
Additional winter season fire safety tips are included in the “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires” campaign by NFPA and the United States Fire Administration. In addition, NFPA’s general safety information helps us practice fire safety all year long.
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