6 tips to keep your Christmas tree fresh all through the holidays

With these tips, your Christmas tree will be fresh for much longer!

Is Christmas really Christmas without a decked out tree? We don’t think so! But, no matter how pretty it looks, a tree can cause a lot of mess as well. Needles will fall off or the tree might dry out and go brown. No one likes the look of that! With these tips, your Christmas tree will last a lot longer and you’ll also prevent having to spend Christmas morning sweeping up needles.

Six tips to keep your Christmas tree fresh and pretty.

1. Choose the freshest tree there is

While you’re searching for the perfect tree, it’s important to realise you’re dealing with a live plant. The less time there is between felling the tree and decorating it, the bigger the chance the tree will remain in good condition. So, when you’re picking a tree, choose one without dry, brittle-looking branches.

2. Put the tree in water ASAP

Give your tree some water directly after buying it. This will help to maintain its needles and make sure they stay green. The best thing to do is to already fill a bucket with water before you go out to buy the tree, so you can put the tree in it as soon as you get home.

3. Cut a little bit off the bottom

Trees absorb water through a type of tissue called xylem which is responsible for the transport of water within the tree. After cutting off the tree, the vessel elements in this tissue close up, which means no water gets absorbed. By cutting off a little bit of the trunk of the tree, it’ll be able to absorb water again.

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