5 Tips for Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree
We cut our own Christmas tree this year at a tree farm just outside Fillmore, CA. They have a few different varieties but specialize in Monterey Pines which have the perfect cylindrical shape. Almost too perfect for us so we opted for a Spruce.
Most Christmas tree farms will provide all the tools you need to cut the tree which means a selection of dull hacksaws, but with some foresight we brought along our own cordless recip saw and gloves.
1. The recip saw makes quick work of cutting the tree especially being bent over and at an awkward angle next to the ground. You can spend quite long time cutting away with a regular saw.
2. Gloves and long sleeves will also help reduce blisters and the risk of stabbing yourself on bark and pine needles.
3. I recommend cutting at a downward angle instead of straight across to release pressure off the the saw blade and allow it to cut through easier.
4. You should also have a friend holding the tree as you cut so it doesn’t fall on you.
5. And finally make sure you give the tree one last straight cut across when you get home as it will make it work in the stand better.
6. Bonus – If you’ve got long hair and you’re a dude maybe pull it back so you don’t look like such a hippie when taking a photo