Keep Your Cut Christmas Tree Fresh
Superior Landscaping Ltd.
Here are some tips to help you keep your tree fresh
When choosing a Christmas tree, start early. Avoid browning needles and look for a tree that doesn’t drop a lot of green needles when you shake it or run a branch through your hand. If you’re not putting the tree up in the house right away, store it in a cool (but not freezing) place out of the wind. Cut 1-2.5 cm (1/2″-1″) off the bottom of the trunk and put it in water if you plan on storing the tree for more than a couple of days.
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 about 4 litres (or 1 gallon) of water. The key to keeping your tree fresh is to keep the bottom 5 cm (2″) of the trunk in water, even if that means refilling the stand every day.
Keep Your Room Cool
You’ll want that cozy feeling in the room where you place your tree, but Christmas trees prefer cooler temperatures, so turn down heat whenever possible and place your tree closer to a window, away from radiators and fireplaces.
*Reduces needle drop vs. water only, when used as directed.