Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Starting December 2nd
Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Christmas is for the Birds!
Saturday, December 7th
11:00 to 1:00 PM
This Saturday we're celebrating all of our birdie buddies, feathered friends and avian amigos with Christmas for the Birds!
Meet some of the majestic birds of prey from Nature's Educators, Colorado raptor education. Meet the birds from 11:00 to 1:00 PM
Kids (and the young at heart) can make these delicious outdoor Christmas Ornaments that wild birds will just love!
Plus, we'll have great specials on all kinds of bird stuff - birdhouses, birdbaths, birdseed and more. Perfect gifts for all your friends, bird and human alike!
Angels Among Us
Be the Santa...
Ever wanted to be Santa? Sure, why not! The big guy works one day a year and spreads joy to kids all over the world. (Plus, he gets to scarf all the cookies he wants and no one ever gets on his case.) Well, here's your chance to put on the Big Red Pants!
This is our sixth year teaming with Annunciation School in Denver for the Angels Among Us program. We'll have a Christmas tree set up at each of our three locations, decorated with paper ornaments. On the back of each ornament, you'll find a child's name and his or her special Christmas wish. Just choose an ornament and return the gift, wrapped with the ornament attached, to the store by Monday, December 16th. Then, Santa's helpers will deliver them to some very happy little boys and girls. It's good to be Saint Nick!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We're confident we've got the perfect pine for your living room. Come on by and browse through our trees and enjoy complimentary coffee, cider and Christmas cookies.
Know Your Christmas Trees
Noble Fir Noble Fir's needles are up-turned and stiff, perfect for heavy ornaments and decorations. Nobles have nice symmetrical shapes and known for staying fresh for a long time. Their dark green boughs are often used for wreaths and garland.
Fraser Fir Fraser Fir's also have a nice shape and good needle retention. They are dark blue-green in color. They are one of the most fragrant Christmas trees and have pleasant, pine-y odor.
Nordmann Fir Nordmann Fir have strong, symmetrical branches, with a waxy, shiny appearance that helps prevent drying. Nordmann's have little fragrance, so they are great for people with allergies or sensitive noses.
Charlie Browns All they need is a little love! These Douglas Firs have soft, delicate branches for smaller décor. They also have a lovely blue-green color and sweet fragrance.
Five Tips To Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh
Christmas Tree Care Tips
1. Get a Fresh Cut - When you buy a tree at O'Toole's, we'll cut off about 1.5" inches from the bottom of the trunk. This will help the tree absorb as much water as possible. Keep the fresh cut bottom clean and unharmed to maximize the water intake.
2. Store your tree properly before you display it - When you get home put your tree in water as soon as possible. If you aren't going to be putting up your tree right away, you can store it for a few days. Put the tree in a cool place like a shed or garage and make sure the trunk is in a bucket of water. Fresh Evergreens can take up an amazing amount of water - up to a gallon in the first 24 hours away from the store, so be sure to keep the water reservoir full.
3. Keep your tree away from heat sources - Fireplaces, heaters, heat vents and direct sunlight can dry out your tree. Use Christmas lights that produce low heat to help keep your tree fresh for as long as possible.
4. Make sure the tree has enough water - When you put up your Christmas tree, make sure it is displayed in water. Good tree stands should provide 1 quart of water per 1 inch of trunk diameter. Check the water level regularly and keep the bottom of the trunk submerged. Adding a tree preservative to the water is not a bad idea, either.
5. Dispose of your tree safely - When the holidays are over, don't burn any part of your Christmas tree in the fireplace as it can contribute to creosote buildup. Take your tree to a recycling drop off. Most cities in the Denver area have a Christmas tree recycling program at a rec center or a park. Check your city's website for info.
The CSU Extension officehas another great idea, cut off the boughs of your Christmas tree and use them to mulch your perennial garden. The boughs will help retain water and regulate the soil temperature. Be sure to remove the boughs in the springtime. Then chop boughs into small pieces and add them to your compost pile to provide some acidity.
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