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.
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 ...
The key to maintaining your live Christmas tree throughout the holiday ... Use a
tree stand with an adequate water-holding capacity. ... commercial tree
preservatives, molasses, sugar, bleach, soft drinks, aspirin, honey, and other
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 ...
Nov 10, 2016 ... We've gathered simple tips to help make your Christmas tree last through the ... of
local farms, choose organic, to help reduce the use of pesticides. ... syrup or
sugar in the basin water as a food source for the tree," she added.
Dec 6, 2013 ... Does adding sugar, aspiring or vinegar to the water keep your Christmas tree ... If
your family uses a real Christmas tree, or fresh evergreens for ...
Find out how to make sugar water for Christmas trees here, and other tips for ...
That said, using sugar water in a Christmas tree stand won't harm anything, and ...
Tips to keep your Christmas tree healthy and far from an untimely demise. From
The Old ... Some people add aspirin or sugar to the water; we can't say whether
either helps. Again ... Use the branches and pine needles as mulch in the garden
Dec 2, 2015 ... The most popular homemade Christmas tree preservatives use common
household ingredients. You need a ... 4 tsp sugar dissolved in water
I've tried sugar in the water,.... still no good results. ... Keep your christmas tree
filled with hot water, (not boiling!) and it will keep the sap gooey so it ... Use a
teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water and your tree will stay fresh.