If you bought a real Christmas tree, experts say you should take it down now. By this point, they say it has probably dried out and when a tree dries out, experts say it can become a fire hazard. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, a dry tree can burn faster than newspapers.

If you bought a real Christmas tree, experts say you should take it down now.

By this point, they say it has probably dried out and when a tree dries out, experts say it can become a fire hazard. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, a dry tree can burn faster than newspapers.

According to authorities, it is a good idea to recycle your tree as soon as it starts dropping its needles.