How to Keep Your Cut Christmas Tree Fresh
Does your Christmas tree look a little dried out?
How often should you water your cut Christmas tree?
If your cut Christmas tree is looking a little dried out or you just want to make sure everything is perfect for Christmas morning and through the New Year, you will want to make sure it has the best chance of staying as fresh as possible. Here are tips on keeping your cut tree fresh:
Tips on Keeping Your Cut Christmas Tree Fresh
- If you’ve saved your tree-cutting experience for today, make sure that you provide your tree with enough water. Better Homes and Gardens recommends cutting two inches off the base of the trunk and to “plunge” the stump in to a bucket of water. Your new Christmas tree can drink up to 1 gallon of water in the first 24 hours.
- Beyond the first 24 hours, you will want to make sure you tree is getting about a quart of water for every inch of the tree trunk’s diameter.
- If you are noticing that your tree looks dry, make a cut in the trunk of the tree. The cut will allow for the tree to start absorbing water again.
- Do not place your tree next to a fire place or a heating vent. The heat sources will cause your tree to dry. Placing the tree by the fire place is also a fire hazard.
- When you water your tree, you can use simple tap water.
- According to The Daily Green, you can add tree preservatives to the water to keep the tree fresher longer. While none of these options have been scientifically proven, here they are:
- 1 tablespoon of corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon of sugar or aspirin.
- Hang your lights on the tree with care. Use LED Lights to reduce risk of fire because they actually stay cooler. Better Homes and Gardens recommends using 100 lights for every vertical foot on your tree.
A cut Christmas tree will bring the warmth of Christmas into your home. By using these tips, you will have the best chance at keeping your Christmas tree fresh throughout the holiday season.
From everyone here at Rootwell Products, Inc., we wish you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a happy New Year!