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Save your tree from becoming a fire hazard

A dry Christmas tree can go up in flames in a matter of seconds. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says there is an easy way to prevent this problem - bathing that evergreen with lots of water.

Tags: Christmas , fire hazard , Mike McGrath , Kathy Stewart

Friday - 12/24/2010, 05:25pm EST

Pining for the perfect tree

The first two weekends in December are traditionally the busiest at tree farms, but farms in Frederick County will be hopping to help families find trees up until Christmas Eve.

Tags: Mayne's Tree Farm , Mehrl Mayne

Sunday - 12/19/2010, 11:13am EST

Save a tree: Lease it, then give it back

Getting a Christmas tree is an integral part of the season. But many worry about the waste at the end of each December when dried brown needles and withered branches of cut trees line neighborhood sidewalks.

Tags: Kristi King , live trees , Christmas

Friday - 12/10/2010, 10:36am EST

Decorating tips to avoid a deadly holiday disaster

Decorating your home this time of year can be a fun way to celebrate the holidays, but it can also turn deadly.

Tags: Decorating , holiday lights , Underwiters Laboratories , Dominion Virginia Power , Consumer Product Safety Commission

Sunday - 12/05/2010, 04:14pm EST