As we get into the holiday season, many people have Christmas trees that they want to keep green for as long as possible. There are some simple tips that we recommend to keep your tree looking great from now until the New Year.
- First things first, before putting the tree up and adding water, cut an inch or two off the bottom. The sap in the tree will harder after it is cut down so making a fresh cut will make it able to absorb the water.
- Keep in mind that a fresh tree can drink up to a half a gallon of water a day for the first few days. Make sure there is plenty of water there to ensure this can happen.
- Do not place the tree near a heat source like a fireplace or a radiator. The increased temperatures will make it dry out faster.
- Over the years many people have special "mixtures" that claim to keep the tree green for longer. None of these have ever worked, stick to using water that it would be getting in nature.
Following these tips will help guarantee that your tree will look great for the whole month. If you've got any questions about this or anything else tree related, don't ever hesitate to contact us!