Christmas Tree -- Preservatives

By The Old House Web
Water is still the best preservative for Christmas trees. Make sure trees have a 1 inch fresh cut. ALWAYS keep the Christmas tree stand basin filled with water. If the tree absorbs all the water, the basin is empty and you haven't noticed, a fresh cut needs to be made on the tree, even if that means taking all the decorations off.

Aspirins, copper pennies, uncolas, sugar and bleach have not been shown to prolong the life of a tree.

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