Christmas Tree Care Tips Even the freshest Christmas Tree from Bath Garden Center needs TLC when you get it home. The main thing is to keep is well-watered. Your fresh-cut Christmas Tree will want the most water in the first 24 -72 hours that you have it in your house. You’ll be surprised at how much it can soak up! Be sure to let our staff cut the bottom half-inch off so that your tree can have a good long drink when you get it in the stand. Of course, keeping it away from heat sources will help it keep its needles and looking great for the whole holiday season. We wish you all a joyful holiday season and a fantastic 2020.