Trees decorated with light strings look merry for the holidays. Or any time of the year for that matter. To light trees and shrubs for holidays and to have your tree lights look their best is to pick the right trees and shrubs in your yard to illuminate.
An Emerging Trend
Outdoor decorators and tree specialists have seen the light, and they aren't going back to the dark side anymore. Don’t just wrap lights around the branches. Get a string around the trunk as well.
Leafless, bare trees (deciduous trees) are the best types to be covered with lights. At night, their limbs and trunks become dreamlike particularly horizontal-spreading variations. Tree trunks wrapped with red or white lights show off their upright, vertical forms at night and entice the eye upward toward the sky.
How to Pick the Ideal Tree to Illuminate
To begin, pick a tree in your back or front yard that is a central point. What to consider or look for:
Size is apparent here. If you have a huge tree in your outdoor space that's the centerpiece of your property, light it up!
The number of lights and strands and your budget: there’s a saying: “a little goes a long way." Don’t use this when it comes to lighting your trees and shrubs! You want to wrap those light around your foliage over and over again. Light ‘em up!
A tree partially wrapped with lights doesn’t look merry or festive. If you are on a budget, plan accordingly. Find lights that are on sale. During the holidays, you can find lights on sale everywhere!
Will the heat from the bulbs damaging my shrubs or trees?
There is the question from first-timers: “will the lights damage my shrubs and trees?” Some folks believe that the heat from the bulbs will trick the tree in thinking that it is summertime and begin flowing sap.
The truth is that some of the bigger bulbs do create a little heat. But it will take a whole lot of these lights to heat your tree bark. Not to mention, most of today’s lights use LED-type lights which create a small amount of heat.
Buffalo Tree Service wants to help you in every aspect of tree care available. We are here to give you tips, tricks, and helpful hints to make sure that you give all the love you can to your trees!
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