Ever since artificial Christmas trees arrived on the scene, they have been increasingly popular, with one result being that many people have never had a real tree before. If this is your first time using a real Christmas tree, it’s understandable to have questions about how to care for it to ensure that it continues to look its best throughout the season. Our team at Evergreen Elf is here to tell you that the majority of keeping a tree looking fresh is just watering it properly, and we’ll explain how to do that in this brief guide.
- Preparation- Before you even start watering the Christmas tree, you’ll need to do a little bit of prep work to ensure that the tree is able to absorb as much moisture as possible. When trees are cut down, the trunk essentially scabs over, forming a seal of pitch that prevents moisture from absorbing into the pores. Before you get your tree settled in its stand, cut off the bottom two inches of the trunk (give or take), to remove this seal and open the pores back up.
- Watering- Once everything is set up, you can begin watering the Christmas tree. Use a tree stand that can hold at least a gallon of water, and make sure that the bottom two inches of the trunk are submerged at all times. Check the water level daily and add more as necessary–if you’re worried about forgetting, you can set an alarm to remind you, or you can invest in one of our Evergreen Elf monitors. These effective sensors will alert you when your tree’s water needs to be refilled in a fun and festive way.