BEFORE YOUR TREE COMES INTO THE HOUSE
To ensure your Christmas tree stays fresh and healthy throughout the festive period it will need water. First, find an appropriately sized stand that holds water. Your next step is to saw off the bottom 3cm (1in) of the trunk- do this just before you install your Christmas tree in its stand. This creates a fresh cut and opens the pores in the bark which otherwise block up with sap and dirt within a few hours of being cut. The tree is then able to drink water through these pores via capillary action.
POSITIONING YOUR TREE
Place your tree away from any heat sources such as radiators and fireplaces. Heat dries out your tree faster, so the further away from the heat source, the better.
A 1.8m (6ft) Christmas tree may drink 0.5lt (1 pint) of water a day, depending on the temperature in the room. Keeping an empty wine bottle under your tree is a good way to remind you to give your tree a Christmas drink!
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