Bakersfield Tree Farm
Member NH + VT
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To keep your tree fresh as long as possible, we recommend:
Once you have the tree home, make a fresh cut, straight across the tree trunk, about an inch above the original cut. This re-opens the tree stem 'arteries' so it can take up water. Then, plunge the trunk end immediately into fresh water. Do not let the water level drop below this fresh cut in your display stand, or a seal will again form, and you'll need to cut it-- again. And, this would require tipping your tree, and the lights and ornaments on it...
Christmas trees can absorb up to a gallon of water per day. A lot. A well-watered tree is much less of a fire hazard and will scent your home much better than a dry one. So, check and refill the water in your tree's stand at least daily.