How to Care for a Freshly Cut Christmas Tree

How to Care for a Freshly Cut Christmas Tree

Keep your tree looking lush until the last ornament is packed away, with these tips for watering, stands and siting from Therese Ciesinski, a houzz contributor.  “Artificial trees may have increased in popularity, but for the purist, only a real tree will do. No matter how realistic it looks, an artificial tree can’t compete with the scent and feel of a real evergreen. It’s a living part of nature that, for a short time, we give a place of honor in our homes.” says Ciesinski, “And no matter which kind of tree it is — spruce, fir, pine or cypress — once it’s indoors, the goal is to keep the tree fresh and green. This means keeping the needles pliable and on the tree until the holidays are over. And the only thing that does that is water, lots of it. Think of it like a big, green pet: Just as a dog or cat needs fresh water every day, so does a fresh Christmas tree. ” Here are Therese’s tips: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/20617685/list/how-to-care-for-a-freshly-cut-christmas-tree