DIY

6 tips to keep your Christmas tree fresh all through the holidays

2. Put the tree in water ASAP

Give your tree some water directly after buying it. This will help to maintain its needles and make sure they stay green. The best thing to do is to already fill a bucket with water before you go out to buy the tree, so you can put the tree in it as soon as you get home.

3. Cut a little bit off the bottom

Trees absorb water through a type of tissue called xylem which is responsible for the transport of water within the tree. After cutting off the tree, the vessel elements in this tissue close up, which means no water gets absorbed. By cutting off a little bit of the trunk of the tree, it’ll be able to absorb water again.

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