Keep your tree fresh
and green - keep it in water…….
Keep your tree fresh,
green and healthy, by making a fresh cut on the stem at least
one fourth inch or more above the original cut. This will cut
off the pitch which has formed and will enable the tree to take
up water. After you have made the cut, immediately place your
tree in a sturdy stand that will hold at least one quart of
water for each inch diameter of the stem. Check the water supply
regularly. Do not add anything to the water. Research has shown
that plain water will keep your tree fresh. If the water supply
runs out, a seal will form on the cut surface of the tree trunk
which will prevent the tree from taking up water. If you follow
these simple guidelines, your tree will stay fresh, green and
moisture laden throughout your holidays.
beautifying Florida....Christmas tree farms thrive in cities and
suburbs, as well as in more traditional rural areas. Christmas
tree farms are not only pleasing to the eye, providing beautiful
greenbelts; the growing trees also consume a huge amount of carbon
dioxide and re-introduce large quantities of oxygen into the atmosphere,
thus cleansing the air we breathe. Christmas tree farmers have
made a conscientious effort over the years to enhance and to preserve
the environment, planting trees on barren land where no other
crops will grow, and where no trees have grown before.