How To Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh?

Keep Your Tree in Water

When you take the tree indoors, re-cut the trunk if you haven’t done so already.

Place the tree in a stand that will hold at least a gallon of water.

The key to keeping your tree fresh is to keep the bottom 2 inches of the trunk in water, even if that means refilling the stand every day.

How do you keep a Christmas tree from drying out?

How to Keep a Christmas Tree from Drying Out –

How can I make my Christmas tree last longer?

Here’s how to keep a Christmas tree fresh longer:

  • Choose a healthy Christmas tree.
  • Trim the trunk (and then trim it again).
  • Make sure your Christmas tree always has enough water.
  • Keep it away from heat sources.
  • Take your tree down before it dries out.

Does sugar help keep Christmas trees fresh?

A 2010 study at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point confirmed that keeping fresh-cut trees watered will reduce needle loss, refuting claims that watering a dead tree is pointless. However, the study’s author, tree scientist Les Werner, says additives such as sugar, aspirin or even vodka don’t help.

Does aspirin keep a Christmas tree fresh?

A: Do not add molasses, sugar, soft drinks, aspirin or commercial products to the water. Additives provide no real benefit. The keys to keeping a Christmas tree fresh are to place the tree away from any heat sources (fireplace, heater, radiator, etc.)

Should you add anything to Christmas tree water?

While many additives are available for Christmas tree water, most experts—including the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA)—say there is no reason to use them. “Your best bet is just plain tap water added to the Christmas tree stand. It doesn’t have to be distilled water or mineral water or anything like that.

Is Epsom salt good for Christmas trees?

The magnesium sulfate produced by the epsom salt and chelated iron help in the production of chlorophyll, keeping your tree nice and green. The small amount of bleach added helps in reducing mold that can form when corn syrup and water stand in the resevoir for to long.

Does sugar water help Christmas trees?

Sugar Water for Christmas Trees. If cutting down or purchasing a fresh Christmas tree is part of your family’s holiday traditions, you’ll want the tree to stay green and healthy for as long as possible. One way some people do this is by adding sugar to the tree’s water reservoir; however, that may not work.

Does drilling holes in Christmas tree help?

Drilling holes in the base of the trunk does not improve water uptake. Trees absorb water through the sap wood located just under the bark. Peeling or cutting the bark from the trunk of the tree will prevent it from absorbing water, causing it to quickly dry out.

Do you add anything to Christmas tree water?

While many additives are available for Christmas tree water, most experts—including the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA)—say there is no reason to use them. “Your best bet is just plain tap water added to the Christmas tree stand. It doesn’t have to be distilled water or mineral water or anything like that.

How can I make my Christmas tree smell stronger?

Hide a fan behind the tree. A small fan on a low setting, properly aimed and hidden behind the Christmas tree can help to distribute the fresh pine smell throughout the house. The fan also serves to maintain a lower temperature around the Christmas tree, thus preserving the fresh smell.

Can you put Miracle Grow in Christmas tree water?

The key to keeping your tree fresh is to keep the bottom 2 inches of the trunk in water, even if that means refilling the stand every day. To help keep your tree hydrated to reduce needle drop add 1 capful of Miracle-Gro® for Christmas Trees to every quart of water added to your tree stand.