How Do You Keep Your Tree From Drying Out?
Well it’s that time of year that I pull out my lumberjack roots, and share my extensive skills on how to cut down your Christmas tree and KEEP your tree from drying out.
Fresh Cut VS Artificial
While getting an artificial tree is WAY more convenient, less messy and time consuming, cutting one down yourself can be a fun day for the family. It WON’T be as bad as the beginning of Christmas Vacation, unless you cut it down on private property, and forget the saw. It can also be a fun memorable date, with pictures and videos, which you will see below.
For as many years as I can remember, we would cut down out tree. It started with my Dad, and each year, it was a big deal. I need the scent of a fresh cut tree each year. It’s not Christmas to me, without the pine needle, sap-smelling mess, we call Christmas.
Each year, I look forward to hitting the tree farm and asking the young bearded attendant:
Son, find me a tree that represents who I am.
Sir, we don’t sell fake…
Tips To Keep The Tree Fresh
According to tree experts at Viewpoints:
-Make sure your tree stand is big enough for the tree and the water it will need
-Water, water, water
Always keep fresh-cut trees in water
Don’t add sugar, Sprite or any other additives, according to longtime Christmas tree farmer Damian Prause. He recommends watering trees twice a day, and even more often than that, in the beginning if you notice the tree drinking more water.
Location is key-don’t place your tree in a window where it will get full sun. That will dry out the tree faster
Jay Beau added tips:
If you choose a pre-cut tree, ask the attendant to make a fresh, even cut at the bottom. A fresh cut, opens the tree to help absorb the water, quicker and faster when you get it home.
Buy your tree stand early in the season as the the stores run out fast!
I hope these quick tips help you keep your tree from drying out!
Now, for a complete tutorial on how to CUT your tree, take a look: