How To Make Your Christmas Tree Last Longer
Tips To Make Your Tree Make It Through The Holiday Season

If You Buy Your Tree Several Days Before It Will Be Set Up And Decorated
Store The Tree Outdoors Or On A Cool Porch Or Patio Until You Are Ready To Decorate
An Area That Provides Protection From The Wind Or Sun Will Help The Tree Retain Its Moisture

Make Sure Your Tree Is Well Supplied With Water
This Will Keep It Fresh And Fire Resistant
A Tree Can Absorb Up To A Gallon Of Water Within Its First 24 Hours
So Make Sure You Use A Stand That Holds At Least That Amount Of Water

Before You Put The Tree In Its Stand
Make A Straight Cut Across The Base Of The Trunk
This Will Help The Tree Absorb More Water
Make Sure Your Stand Is Filled With Water

Sap Will Form Over The Stump Within Six Hours
The Sap Will Prevent The Tree From Absorbing Water
If This Happens, You Will Need To Make Another Cut At The Base Of The Stump

Make Sure Your Tree Is Away From Any Home Appliance
Or Area That Causes Heat Or Drafts

This Includes Fireplaces
And Home Entertainment Components
Such As Televisions And Stereo Systems

Do Not Decorate Your Tree With Any Material That Is Flammable
Such As Paper And Cotton

Keep Your Tree Away From Burning Candles And Other Open Flames

Make Sure The Lights You Plan To Place On Your Tree Are In Working Order

Also Be Sure Not To Overload Your Electric Outlets

Be Sure To Unplug The Lights Before You Leave Your Tree Unattended

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