Proven Hacks To Make A Real Christmas Tree Last

There's nothing better than the smell of a fresh Christmas Tree.

But keeping a real tree fresh presents a whole slew of challenges.


  1. Choose a Fresh Tree: Look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pull from branches and don't break easily.
  2. Make a Fresh Cut: When you get the tree home, make a fresh cut at the base (about an inch) to help it absorb water more effectively.
  3. Water Regularly: Keep the tree stand filled with water. Trees can drink a lot, especially when first brought home, so check the water level daily.
  4. Use a Tree Preservative: Some people swear by adding commercial tree preservatives or homemade mixtures to the water to help the tree stay fresh longer.
  5. Keep Away from Heat Sources: Position the tree away from direct heat sources like radiators, fireplaces, or heating vents. Heat can dry out the tree faster.
  6. Trimming and Pruning: Remove any dead or dry branches to improve the tree's appearance and prevent it from becoming a fire hazard.
  7. Use LED Lights: LED lights generate less heat than traditional bulbs, reducing the risk of drying out the tree.
  8. Mist the Tree: Lightly misting the tree with water can help to keep the needles hydrated.
  9. Tree Skirt or Mat: Use a tree skirt or mat to prevent the tree from absorbing water from the floor or carpet.
  10. Dispose of Responsibly: Once the holiday season is over, recycle or dispose of the tree properly according to your local guidelines.

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