10 Tips To Make Christmas Tree Last Longer

10 Tips To Make Christmas Tree Last Longer

The Christmas tree is very symbolic during the yuletide season. However, keeping a Christmas tree alive until the Christmas period is easier said than done. Below are simple tips that will help in keeping your trees in good shape during the holiday.

  1. Ensure you choose a tree with a cut straight across the base of the trunk. This will aid water absorption.
  1. If you want to make the tree yourself, ensure it is fresh and has healthy green color with very few brown needles.
  1. In order to avoid any resin that might have dried on the tree, make a fresh one-inch cut at the end. This will prevent any hindrance to water absorption.
  1. Give your tree enough water.
  1. Ensure the water level cover the cut end of the trunk always. This will make the pine to get sufficient water thereby keeping it hydrated.
  1. Keep the tree away from direct sunlight, fireplaces and wood stoves. This will keep the tree from drying out faster.
  1. Replace the old Christmas bulbs with the new LED bulbs that are smaller and produce less heat.
  2. Ensure you cover the floor where the tree will be placed with properly sewn tree skirt or Christmas-themed paper. This will be both decorative and also protect the floor where the tree is placed.
  1. Always inspect the tree to ensure its needles are flexible and not dry and brittle. Don’t use trees with needles that fall easily.
  1. Avoid the use of pesticides. Choose organic when possible. Check out localharvest.org for a list of local and organic Christmas farmers.

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