Handy Tips and Hacks to Keep Your Christmas Trees Fresh This Season!

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Finally, the merry time is there to fill your life happiness, blessings and lots more. Christmas is the most awaited time of the year. Among all the things you do on this special day, there is something you do every year and it holds a great significance. Yes, it is your Christmas tree. Without it, Christmas Eve seems to be incomplete. You decorate it in different ways, with bells, lights, stars and much more, all just to make it look best. But, what if it appears dull on the major celebration day?


Definitely, you don’t want it to happen. Learn some tips and hacks to keep it healthy and spanking new for long:

Proper Water Level:

It is advisable to keep the water level above the base of the trunk. The reason being, little water will make the resin to form over the cut end of the trunk. And this is followed by drying out of the tree quickly as it stops absorbing water. Secondly, you need to put some additives in the water, like bleach, aspirin, or sugar. And last, the tree stand should also hold at least one gallon of water.

Standing Still:

When you bring a Christmas tree home, make sure you place it in a sturdy stand, preferable the one that fits your tree. Remember, the outer layers of wood absorb the much-needed water. Thus, you should not remove them. Make sure you avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. Also keep the bottom two inches of the trunk in water.

Trim the Trunk:

Make it a rule, when you get home, cut off one-inch end of the trunk and place it in a bucket of warm water. Doing so, you can get rid of those dried-over resins, which might block the tree from absorbing water. Place it some unheated garage or area where it is protected from wind and freezing temperature. Placing it in a sturdy stand, make sure it holds at least one gallon of water.

Remember, a good care helps Christmas tree to stay fresh for a month, and even longer. Even after the holidays, when you are ready to toss out your tree, gently remove the branches. You can use them as mulch to have that holiday spirit all year round!

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