Cutting a Christmas Tree... the Chaconian Way
Posted On: Saturday, December 08, 2012 - Chaconians
You don't have to look like this guy to successfully cut your own Christmas Tree. Whether you're hitting the woods around home or heading to the local tree farm, there are some key items that will make easy work of cutting your own tree, which is sure to become an annual Chaconian tradition.
Fill a thermos with your favorite warm drink, spiked or not, and bring it along. One of our favorites is Spiced Apple Cider:
- 32 whole allspice berries
- 24 cinnamon sticks
- 24 cardamom pods
- 12 whole cloves
- 12 strips (2 inches wide) orange zest (from about 3 oranges)
- 1 gallon apple cider
Use a small to medium sized hand saw or pruning saw, rather than an axe, to cut your tree. They're safer, especially when your hands are cold, and much easier to use. They also allow the cut to be much straighter and flat, which will keep the tree healthy in your home for longer.
Pack a tarp to protect the roof of your car or truck bed from the tree when transporting it home. Fold the tarp and position it under the tree before securing it to your car.
Good footwear, like the Chaco Dundas Waterproof Boot and the Belyn Baa, is essential when chopping your Christmas tree. Keeping feet warm, dry and comfortable is key to enjoying any time outside during the colder months. A lugged sole lends traction on slippery terrain while selecting, sawing and lugging your tree.