So, what can we do to help?
1. To start with, look for the ‘freshest’ looking tree that you can find. Chances are
it will have been cut more recently than a poorer-looking tree.
2. Where it has been cut at the bottom, cut off maybe another 2 or 3 inches to
freshen it up. You may have done something similar with cut flowers. It
presents you with fresher conductive tissue.
3. Put it in a bucket of water as soon as you can, and keep it there, even once
it’s decorated. This will help to keep it hydrated. But PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU
KEEP YOUR ELECTRIC LIGHTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN SAFELY AWAY FROM
THE TREE. If you have any doubts about safety, put up with falling needles !!!
4. Place the tree well away from sources of heat – radiators, fires etc.. This will
help to reduce transpiration. It is made of wood and could ignite !
5. Finally, Keep it in as dimly lit a place as you can to reduce photosynthesis,
and use LED lights if you can as they give off very little heat.