Every year we bundle up and head out to the local tree farm to pick out a great real Christmas tree to put up in our house. Unfortunately, as wonderful as they smell, and as homey as they feel they often die rather quickly. Here are some great tips on How To Keep A Real Christmas Tree Alive Longer this year. Not only will you be able to get your tree earlier and keep it through the holiday season, you’ll find yourself enjoying the aroma and beauty more through the holidays.
HOW TO KEEP A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE ALIVE LONGER
Trim The Trunk When You Get Home: If you are picking up a tree that was cut some time before you purchased it, you need to trim an inch or so off the bottom of the trunk when you get it home. This gets rid of any dead trunk as well as opens up the tree to absorb more moisture when you place it in the stand. This will freshen it up and keep it lively longer.
An Aspirin In The Water: Every time you add water to the stand, make sure to drop an aspirin in too. While some may think it an old wives tale, it has worked for many people to help plant life of all kinds to last longer.
Trim Away Dead Branches: Dead branches not only make it look less than pretty, but will make the whole tree feel worse. Trim away any dead or dying branches that are sucking moisture and food from the tree. This helps it look better and extends the life of the tree.
Keep Your Tree Away From Heat Sources: Don’t place your tree near vents, stoves or heat sources. Not only is it a fire hazard, the warm dry air can zap moisture from the tree making it die and dry out quicker.
This year you can use a few simple tricks above to help keep your real Christmas tree alive longer. Not only will your home be filled with the wonderful smell of fresh pine or fir, you’ll have a beautiful decoration that lasts through the holidays. Let this year be the most beautiful tree year yet.