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A solution of lemon juice or vinegar, sugar and a little bleach may help a Christmas tree last longer. The acid aids water flow and absorption and the sugar provides energy. Bleach prevents the growth of bacteria and mold.

christmas.lovetoknow.com/Sugar_Water_for_Christmas_Trees

Advocates of using sugar water for Christmas trees say that the mixture acts as artificial sap or food for the tree, thereby helping the tree to live longer. However ...

ento.psu.edu/extension/christmas-trees/cultural-information/caring-for-your-cut-christmas-tree

For most Christmas trees, the stand should hold at least 1 gallon of water. ... commercial tree preservatives, molasses, sugar, bleach, soft drinks, aspirin, honey, ...

www.popularmechanics.com/home/lawn-garden/how-to/a3082/keep-christmas-tree-fresh

Nov 10, 2016 ... "Many people have found success in their tree longevity by mixing a tablespoon of corn syrup or sugar in the basin water as a food source for ...

blog.davey.com/2016/12/skip-the-sugar-water-best-care-for-christmas-trees

Dec 1, 2016 ... Wondering how to keep your Christmas tree alive? What do you put in Christmas tree water to keep the tree fresh? Here are the best care tips ...

www.livescience.com/41746-christmas-tree-fresher-longer.html

Dec 6, 2013 ... However, the study's author, tree scientist Les Werner, says additives such as sugar, aspirin or even vodka don't help. "Clean water still works ...

www.divinedinnerparty.com/sugar-water-for-christmas-trees.html

Asking should I add sugar to the water for the Christmas tree? Find out how to make sugar water for Christmas trees here, and other tips for Xmas tree water.

www.quora.com/Does-adding-sugar-water-to-Christmas-trees-work

I thought plants just underwent photosynthesis, can they utilize sugar ... This is really outside my area of expertise, but since I was asked to ...

www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/110730624.html

Nov 25, 2010 ... Werner for years thought that keeping water in the Christmas tree stand ... believe in adding sugar, aspirin or vodka to the tree water, none of ...

lajollamom.com/christmas-tree-preservatives-common-household-products

Dec 2, 2015 ... DIY homemade Christmas tree preservatives can likely be made with what's already in your pantry. Here is a ... 4 tsp sugar dissolved in water