Halloween is a thrilling time of year. Many people favor Halloween among all others. With the many traditions, parties, activities, and the big day, events can line people’s calendars for the whole month. With all the spooky traditions, many people go all out to decorate their landscaping for the trick-or-treaters, making it as gruesome and terrifying as possible. Trees are often an ideal spot for ghosts, bats, spiders and ghouls but must be hung safely so as not to injure yourself, trick or treaters, or your trees. Today, we at Milam’s Tree Service would like to offer some decorating ideas for the trees in your yard for Halloween décor and a few safety tips to ensure your trees are not harmed in the process.
Zip Ties Avoid Tree Strangulation & Choking of Trees
Whether you are hanging lights, stringing up a few ghosts, riddling the tree with spiders or bats, a few packages of the inexpensive zip ties will come in handy. They are available in a variety of colors and sizes. These zip ties can secure your decorations to deck railings, fences, porch banisters, and most importantly, your tree branches. They will hold strings and other attachments in place and are user-friendly, making them installed with in seconds. They do not cause damage like screws and nails and when they are no longer needed, they can be cut off easily with a utility knife.
Sticky Duct Tape is Safe for Trees
Duct tape is offered in many colors and patterns, so they can add zest to the décor, or be more subtle and blend in with it. Known universally for its securing capabilities, duct tape can help you secure your Halloween motif in the tree’s branches.
Light-hanging poles only run about $30, which are an inexpensive alternative to using the trees to string up lights. This not only keeps your trees safer, but you as well since you will not have to risk injury manipulating lights around branches on an unstable ladder.
Electronic Timers to Avoid Tree Damage
Be sure to invest in a timer for your Halloween lights or electrical décor. Putting them on an outdoor timer can save you for overpaying on the utility bills or risk unsupervised electrical issues that can result in damaging the trees or other property.
Outdoor Halloween Tree Decorations
Ghosts: Ghosts are a Halloween classic, and perfect for hanging in the tree. Whether you buy them pre-made or use cheese cloth and creative methods to get the perfect form, hanging a few ghosts in your trees make a perfect touch to your landscape scare-zone.
Bats: Heavy construction paper or cardboard cutouts of some various sized bats is another option that can help add some Halloween magic to your trees. There are always the premade bats at your local department store that are ready for hanging.
Spiders: Foam-carved spiders on man-sized spiderwebs made from shredded cotton fiber can make an impression for your Halloween display.
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We hope this gets you started safely and efficiently with your Halloween decorating. Should you find some trees are in need of pruning, or an unsafe tree needs to be removed before the day of the trick-or-treaters flock your yard, call Milam’s Tree Service and let our professionals get your trees ready and safe.