If you plan on wrapping your palm tree with Christmas lights this holiday season, follow our guide below!
Wrapping Palm Trees
Before breaking out the ladder for this task, priority number one is buying the proper lights. Let’s walk through this process in a simple step-by-step guide.
Step 1. Buy The Strands Of Light
- Purchase brown cords for the light strands because this color will make the lights more noticeable.
- LED lights will also help to cut down on your power consumption.
- Make sure to read the packaging ahead of time to see if the lights are rated for outdoor use.
- Buy as many strands as you need depending on the trunk and height of the palm tree.
Step 2. Wrap The Palm Tree
- Make coiled balls of the strands in order to make them easier to handle.
- The coiled balls will let you unwind the strands as you go around the tree.
- Begin wrapping the lights at the base of the tree, working your way up.
- Use a light duty staple gun if the lights start slipping.
- Ensure you are straddling the wire and not shooting through it with your staple gun.
- Use a ladder with a taller palm tree.
Step 3. Light The Fronds
- After all the lights have been strung on the palm, it’s time to decide if you are going to decorate the fronds or leaves at the top.
- Always choose to light the fronds that are closest to you.
- Proceed with caution.
Step 4. Use A Safe Power Source
- Only use an extension cord rated for outdoor use.
- This will prevent any dangerous conditions and having to run another cord to the light strands.
Your safety and the safety of the palm tree is paramount. Follow these simple steps to ensure safety during the wrapping process:
- Refrain from over stapling the strands of lights. If the strands are slipping, try to use as few staples as you can.
- Use outdoor extension cords and light strands. Electricity is useful but can be a dangerous power source. Refrain from piercing the insulation on the wires.
- Do not try to hand light strands that are plugged in. This can lead to a serious shock.
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