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Make sure to select a fresh tree. Needles should be green and hard to pull back from the branch, and trunk should be sticky to the touch.
Do not place tree near heat source, heat will dry out the tree.
Keep tree well-watered.
Dispose of tree at community recycle center or community pick-up service.
Maintain lights. Check for:
Broken or cracked sockets
Use only lighting tested by an approved testing laboratory.
Do not overload electrical outlets. Do not link more than three strands. Periodically check wires, they should not be warm to the touch.
Use non-flammable decorations.
Make sure artificial trees are flame retardant.
Do not use lit candles on a tree.
Make sure candles are in a stable holder. Place them where they cannot be easily knocked down.
Do not leave the house with candles lit.
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