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If you are like me, the holiday season brings so much joy. I love shopping early, and this including buying my Christmas tree. However, I noticed that this could be a challenge since it may not make it to Christmas day. Fortunately, I found some tricks to increase the longevity of a Christmas tree that I will share with you.

1. Buy a Healthy Tree

Whether you’re cutting down a tree yourself or planning to buy one instead, making sure it’s healthy is the best step to ensure it will last long. Make sure that it is deep-gree colored and the needles are soft and flexible.

2. Opt For a Fresh Clean Cut

Trees often form a dried sap around the cut, causing it not to absorb much water. The longer it has been cut, the less water it will absorb. To hydrate properly, give it a clean cut at the bottom.

3. Water it As Soon as Possible

Once you arrive home, place the tree in a cool and shaded spot and place it in a bucket of water. The first 24 hours is important, and the tree can absorb up to a gallon of water. Also, don’t place it near the fireplace and heating vents.

4. Track the Water Levels

At least 2 inches of the trunk should be submerged all the time. Trees can absorb a lot of water, so make sure to check it throughout the day.

5. Decorate with LED Lights

Compared to other types, LED emits less heat, and they’re efficient.

And if you want to keep your Christmas tree alive forever, watch the video below:

Derrick Koo

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