If possible have an extinguisher at hand? :smack: If you don’t have an extinguisher???? :smack::smack::smack:
Are you people insane?
Even if you put live candles on the tree, how could there be any question as to whether or not you would have a fire extinguisher close at hand?
No matter how you slice it, it’s a HUGE fire hazard. Putting real candles on a tree without one or more fire extinguishers easily available is unthinkably irresponsible. There is no way to justify it.
If you can afford to buy the candles…hell, if you can afford to buy the tree, you can afford to buy the fire extinguishers.
You can get trees that have their root ball intact. The roots are wrapped in burlap just like any nursery tree. The idea is that you can take the tree and plant it outside after Christmas. (This doesn’t work in all climates.)
Anyway, I’d suggest you don’t do it. It’s a tremendous hazard, and more importantly, you have zero experience with it. Maybe a guy who learned it at his daddy’s knee might know how to place the candles relatively safely and judge the dryness of the tree. You don’t. And you’re not going to learn it on the internet either. The risk for you far far FAR outweighs the reward.