Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
Think of your tree as a big flower – something you’d always put straight into water. The more access to clean water your tree has, the longer it will stay fresh. To enhance its water absorption, saw an inch off the bottom of the trunk. This creates a fresh cut and opens up the pores in the bark, which otherwise block up with sap within a few hours of being cut. The tree is then able to drink water through these pores via capillary action, much like freshly cut flowers would. If you ensure a constant supply of fresh water to your Christmas tree, you’ll help to keep it full and bushy right through the festive season.