Christmas is around the corner and plans to bring a Christmas tree into your home must have been discussed a number of times at the breakfast or dinner table. But know that getting a Christmas tree to home is the easiest part of the task; even decorating it is not that difficult. It's preserving the tree through the Christmas holidays, right till the New Year, that is the most complicated of tasks and takes twice the effort in keeping it looking fresh and caringly decorated. A whole lot of attention and care is needed! To help you in taking care of the Christmas tree, we have provided a number of tips below. These tips will be very useful for you in caring for Christmas tree.
Christmas Tree Care Tips
Check out the Christmas tree care tips given here. These caring tips will help you in taking care of the Christmas tree.
Christmas Tree Care
- First and foremost, make sure to buy a fresh and healthy tree. The best way to do it is by selecting the tree that is still in the ground. A freshly cut tree will last much longer than a tree that was cut days ago.
- The moment you bring a Christmas tree to your home put it in water. Make sure that you don't damage the cut surface or make it dirty in the process.
- The best way of maintaining the freshness of the Christmas tree is by keeping it in a traditional reservoir-type stand. It also helps in curtailing problems of needle loss.
- Before putting the tree in the stand, cut around ½ inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk. The cut should be perpendicular to the stem axis. This will make it easier to hold the tree in the stand.
- The stand used to hold the tree should have adequate water holding capacity. On an average, the stand should be able to hold one quart of water per inch of stem diameter.
- Spray the tree with an anti-wilt product to minimize the extent of needle-loss. Moreover, such a product will also contain the extent of moisture loss. The product can be bought from nearly lawn or garden supply store.
- Never ever try to fit a tree into a small stand. It will bruise the outer layers of wood, which are the most efficient in taking up water.
- Drilling a hole at the base of the tree won’t increase the water intake or keep it fresh for longer period. It may well work in reverse and end up causing damage to the tree.
- Christmas tree should always be kept away from sources of heat, like fireplaces, heaters, etc. If possible, keep the tree in the coolest part of the house, and also make sure that it’s not kept under direct sunlight.
- Lowering the room temperature helps in slowing down the drying of the tree as well as lessening of the water consumption.
- Make sure that the level of water in the stand never goes below the base of the tree.
- If accidently, the water kept at the base runs out; cut of another inch from the base of the tree and then water generously to avoid the tree from getting dehydrated and aging down.
- Using low heat producing lights, like miniature lights helps in delaying the drying of the tree.
- Always use LED lights to keep the heat down and always turn them off before leaving the house or going to bed.
- Never even burn any part of the Christmas tree in a wood stove or fireplace.