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Stay safe and keep your trees healthy!

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Outdoor lighting on trees for the holidays can look truly beautiful, but it is important to ensure your safety as well as the health of your trees. To enjoy a safe and beautiful holiday season, here are a few tips on how to properly use outdoor holiday lights.
  • Ensure you use outdoor lights outdoors, and indoor lights indoors.
  • Ensure your outdoor lights have a sticker to show they meet CSA standards or are CSA approved.
  • Never string more than the recommended number of lights together.
  • Know your limits. Make sure you have the right tools, such as appropriate ladder, for harder to reach areas. If you don’t feel comfortable, don’t do it.
For more information on how to ensure the health of your outdoor trees, read this. And for more information on what to do, how to get around as well as stay safe during the winter season, visit

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