Water essential to keep farm-cut Christmas trees fresh
December 4, 2014 - Essential Water
EAST LANSING, MI — Keeping your genuine Christmas tree uninformed via a holiday deteriorate involves giving it correct caring from a time we squeeze it until it is likely of.
Before we set adult your tree, make a fresh, true cut opposite a bottom of a tree and place a tree in a tree mount that binds 1 gallon of H2O or more.
If a tree has been cut within a final 6 to 8 hours, it will not need to be re-cut; however, any longer than that afterwards a finish should be re-cut.
Make a true cut opposite a trunk, stealing 0.5 inches or some-more from a bottom.
Cut Christmas trees will catch a startling volume of water, quite during a initial week.
As an example, a tree with a 2-inch hole case might primarily use 2 quarts of H2O per day; a tree with a 4-inch hole case might use some-more than 1 gallon per day.
The H2O ability listed on a stand’s tag or box can be misleading. Usually they list a ability of a fountainhead when a mount is empty, though we also need to concede for a volume of H2O that will be replaced when a tree case is put in a stand.
So when selecting a mount for an normal tree, we will wish to select a mount that binds during slightest 1 to 1.5 gallons of water.
In addition, make certain we are checking your tree mount during slightest daily to make certain a enclosure binds adequate H2O and refill it mostly to make certain a H2O does not tumble next a turn of a case bottom.
One of a many common questions Michigan State University Extension educators accept concerning Christmas trees relates to a use of additives in a Christmas tree stand.
Some people have seen TV or journal advertisements for products that we supplement to a H2O in your tree stand. Others have concocted their possess “home remedies” with mixture such as sugar, aspirin, whiten and 7UP.
Research in Washington and North Carolina has shown that your best gamble is plain daub water. Some of a home remedies such as whiten and aspirin caused complicated needle detriment and should be avoided.
For information on choosing, caring for and recycling Christmas trees: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/234/37392/E3230_Christmas_Trees.pdf.