How to keep your christmas tree fresh through the holidays

Father and son decorating the christmas tree (iStock)

A twinkling christmas tree in the living room is a sure sign that the holiday season has begun. But, like potted plants, a christmas tree needs a little love and attention to look its best.

And no one wants a floor covered with needles or ornaments hanging on the branches.

Don’t worry if your busy schedule leaves little time for taking care of plants—evergreens are low-maintenance. Read on to know three simple adjustments the recommend that in order to ensure that your tree is so full and green, and after three weeks, because it was the day you brought it home. Now all you need are the perfect decoration.

A Fresh Cut from A tree of your local probably has been there for a while, and after a few days, a cut trunk pores are sealed with sap, says Rick Bates, a professor of horticulture at Penn State University. Saw a quarter-inch from the bottom of the trunk of the tree, the house, so that it is ready to absorb water.

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Choose a Cool Spot The secret to avoid needles on your floor: move the tree away from fireplaces, heaters, heat, ventilation, and even in direct sunlight—the heat will speed up the drying process. Even better, the lower the room temperature by a few degrees.

Keep The Moisture content of Freshly cut christmas trees are thirsty—they can drink up to a liter of water a day, says senior research editor, Mare-Anne Jarvela on The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Make sure that your stand can hold enough liquid and keep it full at all times, checking the water level daily.

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