There is nothing like a fresh cut Christmas tree to brighten up your home this holiday. It is very important you care for your tree, once you get it in your home. Immediately get the tree in water, have a suitable tree stand that will hold plenty of water. The National Christmas Association recommends that a tree stand should provide one quart of water per inch of stem diameter. A green tree that is well water can be difficult to ignite. For more information, please read the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Christmas tree safety tips.