Natural cut trees shall be prohibited within ambulatory care facilities and Group A, E, I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4, M, R-1, R-2 and R-4 occupancies.
The support device that holds the tree in an upright position shall be of a type that is stable and that meets all of the following criteria:
- The device shall hold the tree securely and be of adequate size to avoid tipping over of the tree.
- The device shall be capable of containing a minimum two-day supply of water.
- The water level, when full, shall cover the tree stem not less than 2 inches (51 mm). The water level shall be maintained above the fresh cut and checked not less than once daily.
- Make a fresh cut on the bottom of the tree; place in a reservoir tree stand filled with water.
- Water Christmas tree daily.
- Test your smoke detectors.
- Never use lights with frayed cords or empty sockets.
- Mini-lights are safest; they produce less heat.
- Do not use candles on or near tree.
- Turn off all Christmas lights prior to leaving your home or going to bed.
- Safely dispose of your tree before it becomes dangerously dry.
- Never burn your tree or any part of it in a fireplace.
- Pick-up/drop-off disposal services offered by the Bureau of Sanitation, phone number.