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Offline cheryl j

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How do you make a Christmas Tree last longer?
« on: 15/12/2013 23:18:29 »
Is there anything you can add to christmas tree water to make it last longer?
« Last Edit: 03/01/2014 08:43:27 by chris »


 

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Re: christmas trees
« Reply #1 on: 15/12/2013 23:28:25 »
Bourbon is the only thing worth adding to any sort of water.

Or is "christmas tree water" a polite name for Labatt's fizzy piddle?   
 

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Re: christmas trees
« Reply #2 on: 16/12/2013 00:42:29 »
well, coming from the states originally, Labatt's was a vast improvement. i don't think bourbon will help my tree. It is already leaning precariously.
 


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Re: christmas trees
« Reply #4 on: 16/12/2013 21:05:54 »
I think that rather than going through any chemistry set to help your tree last, the trick is to buy a pot grown tree of around 4ft (obviously with roots still attached) keep it in a cool room out of direct sunlight and drafts. Water every day with rain water (not tap water) and after xmas gradually introduce it to cooler & cooler temperatures. Come the last frosts of winter, begin to harden off the tree and in the spring plant it in a suitable spot in the garden, or pot-on to a pot of around twice the size of the one it is in now.

You'll have a tree to last many a xmas.

If your tree has been cut, ensure you keep it in damp soil. Never let it dry out and, again, use rain water, not tap water. Calcium in tap water will do your ericacious tree no good at all.
 

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Re: christmas trees
« Reply #5 on: 16/12/2013 23:44:05 »
I live in Canada, where trees basically grow on trees. I cut it myself. Calcium is hard to avoid since our water is well water, but it's all limestone where we we live, so the tree must be used to that. I was wondering if anything could be added to the water to make up for any nutrients it might have stored in the roots. But the biggest problem is probably the warm dry air. One time I cut down a birch tree in August, and put it my house in some water, and I was surprised how long it lasted before the leaves fell off.
 

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Re: How do you make a Christmas Tree last longer?
« Reply #6 on: 08/06/2015 22:28:23 »
I buy newbielink:http://www.willametteevergreen.com/wholesale-christmas-trees [nonactive] and sell them in the lot outside my craft shop every year. In my experience the best thing you can do is just keep the water full and clean and cool; if keeping indoors make sure the temperature doesn't get too warm or it'll dry out.
 

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