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Water that tree!

Yes, it is Christmas time and decorations are getting into full swing.

I know a few people who put up a real tree.

Some were cut before the Thanksgiving holiday and some after.

Makes no difference...it needs to be watered!

To start with, unless you just cut it yourself,

cut off an inch or two off the bottom of the tree before you put it into the stand.

Then, you need to get into the habit of checking it everyday.

Doing so will allow your tree to rremain green and hold the  needles through Christmas.

It also makes it a less fire hazard.

Play it safe!


Comment balloon 9 commentsWilliam Feela • November 29 2018 03:55PM


Good advice William Feela , I always used to drill a hole with a paddle bit into the bottom of the trunk (upward) for a couple of inches and that really seemed to help too.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) about 2 years ago

Good morning, William - timely advice and the more we can prevent a household fire, the better. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 2 years ago

Good morning, William Feela once those pine needles start falling, what a mess....every day....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) about 2 years ago

Do not be like the Griswolds, "Christmas Vacation".... do not need the tree to go up in flames!!  Great advice ... 

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE) about 2 years ago

Water that tree,  Inside and outside.   I see great Christmas trees inside and remind people to water then but with the lack of snow outside and rain we need to water them also.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 2 years ago

You are absolutely right, it's important to water a Christmas tree and it will also stay green & fresh longer. This year I plan to buy a small-compact tree in a pot and replant it on my back yard in Spring.

Posted by Kasia Zajac, GRI, SFR (Baird & Warner) about 2 years ago

We always make a fresh cut right before it goes in the stand, water well and put on the opposite side of the room from our fireplace by design.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 2 years ago

I went artificial.  My family likes the tree up early so it is no real tree for us

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 2 years ago

Keeping fresh cut trees hydrated is very important to keeping any fire hazard at bay.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 2 years ago