Now that Christmas is right around the corner, most folks are thinking about picking that perfect tree out to decorate their home. Small, large, wide, thin, there are so many types of trees out there that you can find one that will fit your needs perfectly. But once you get that tree, what do you need to do to keep it as fresh as possible? It has been cut and no longer gets its nutrients from the earth. Now it’s all on you.
The first thing to do is make sure you make a fresh cut off of the trunk. The place where you get your tree should be able to do this for you. Why? Once your tree has been cut, the sap will start to run and once it’s hardened, it’s very difficult to get it to take up water. Watering is the lifeline to keep the tree from drying out.
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