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01:32PM | 11/17/02
Hi! I am decorating for Christmas, and I have a 10-year old magnolia and a 3-year old "gladitzia Sunburst" (I think the more common name for this tree is a locust). I would like to install some mini-light strings in them, but I wonder if the heat, though very minimal, that the bulbs generate can be harmful for these trees. My dad claims that the trees might think it's spring again and it might cause the trees to start growing, but I doubt it, as maples, oaks, etc are not affected by Christmas lights. I live in a zone 5 climate (20 miles south of Montreal, Canada). Thanks.


03:00PM | 11/18/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
The mini-lights will not fool the trees. They don't produce near that much heat and what tiny (very tine) amount is produced is quickly blown away by the breeze.

If heating the outdoors was that simple.

ps: hasn't fooled my magnolia and I've done it for 7-8 years.

[This message has been edited by BobF (edited November 18, 2002).]

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