How to keep a christmas tree alive all year


7 Proven Tips and Tricks to Make a Christmas Tree Last Longer – Garden Betty

If you’re as enthusiastic about the holiday season as I am, you probably like to decorate your Christmas tree early, and that means bringing home a live tree soon after Thanksgiving and hoping it lasts for several weeks.

If you’re not diligent at the start of the season, however, you could end up with more fallen pine needles than presents under the tree by Christmas Day.

There are a number of tricks to make a Christmas tree last longer, and this goes for a tree picked up at the local tree lot, a tree harvested from a Christmas tree farm, or a tree cut down in the forest (which my family does in Oregon every year as a beloved tradition).

But none of the tricks I share below involve the advice you often hear for extending the bloom of cut flowers, like cutting the bottom at an angle or adding sugar (or molasses, aspirin, commercial preservatives, or other unnecessary additives) to the water.

In fact, the only things you’ll need to ensure a nice, long life for your tree is a clean cut and plenty of water.

Don’t believe me? Read on.

Here are the exact steps I take every year to keep our Christmas tree fresh and beautiful all month long (and even past the New Year).

And if you brought home a living tree instead, learn how to keep your potted Christmas tree healthy so you can plant it in your yard afterward!

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How to make a Christmas tree last longer

1. Start with a healthy, vibrant tree.

This is especially important if you’re buying a specimen from a tree lot, as the tree may have been cut a couple weeks prior and transported a long distance to reach the vendor. Don’t be afraid to ask the vendor where the trees came from and how recently they were harvested.

Before bringing a tree home, run your fingers along the branches and look for soft, flexible needles that have a rich, deep green color.

Dried-out trees will often have a bleached or pale olive-colored appearance. Check how many needles fall off right away—if it’s a lot, it’s a good indication that the tree is not as fresh as it should be. Give the tree a good shake and watch for an excessive amount of needles that fall, as well as signs of thinning or browning areas.

Related: Why Inner Conifer Needles Turn Yellow or Brown in Fall: An Evergreen Anomaly

If the tree is already starting to dry out and has stiff, brittle needles, it won’t take up as much water, and a warm, cozy home will only exacerbate the problem.

Weight also matters: a heavy tree means it’s retained a lot of water, helping it stay fresher longer.

If you’re cutting your own tree, try to wait for a few hard frosts to happen first. This sends evergreen species into a state of dormancy so they’re hardened and ready for winter. Their needles form a heavy, waxy coating called cutin to help prevent moisture loss, and they’re less likely to react to sunlight and warm indoor temperatures.

2. Give the tree a clean, straight cut across the bottom.

Chopping down your own tree ensures you have the freshest cut possible, assuming you don’t live more than a couple hours away.

This is because it takes three to four hours for a seal of dried sap to form over the cut trunk, thereby hindering its ability to absorb water. It’s most common in non-dormant trees and those that sit out in the sun for a while.

If you’re buying a tree from a tree lot, ask the vendor to make a fresh cut for you by slicing off a thin disk of wood from the trunk. This is ideal if you’ll be placing your tree in water within 45 minutes of the cut.

Otherwise, make the cut yourself at home by sawing an inch off the bottom in a straight line (no angled or “V” cuts necessary).

You should make a fresh cut even if you cut your own tree just a few hours ago.

Why? Because when a tree is first cut, air gets into the plant tissues and disrupts the tree’s ability to absorb water. Cutting the trunk again “primes” the tree, so to speak, so it can hydrate properly.

3. Get the tree in water as soon as you come home.

The drive home on the roof of your car or the bed of your truck can start to dry out even the freshest tree to the point where it needs a drink of water immediately.

If you haven’t cleared space in your home for the tree yet, place the trunk in a large bucket of water in a cool, shaded, sheltered spot like an unheated garage (or a covered porch, if it doesn’t get below freezing in your area).

Trees can absorb as much as a gallon of water in the first 24 hours, so it’s crucial that your tree stays well hydrated.

As soon as you bring your tree indoors, set it up in a sturdy tree stand with a generous water reservoir that holds at least a gallon of water.

Quick tip: Don’t decorate your tree until you’re sure it’s taking up water properly. If the water reservoir is still relatively full the next day, make a new cut or (assuming you purchased it from a tree lot) return the tree for a different one.

Use a stand that’s properly sized for your tree, as you want to avoid carving off the bark to fit the stand—it’s those outer layers that help the tree absorb the most water. Without them, your tree will dry out sooner.

4. Keep it cool.

As romantic as the idea of a beautifully lit Christmas tree by the fireplace is (you know, so Santa has quick access), it’s actually not the most ideal place to keep a tree.

Heat sources like fireplaces, wood stoves, space heaters, and radiators often dry out a tree much faster than you can water it, so it’s best to locate your tree away from heating apparatuses and heating vents, and out of direct sunlight.

If you love having your tree in front of a window, try to avoid a south-facing window (or draw the blinds or curtains during the day when the sun is most intense).

The warmer your home is, the more your tree will take up water, so consider lowering the thermostat to slow the drying process.

If you live in a particularly dry climate, it may also help to run a room humidifier near the tree to keep the needles fresher longer.

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5. Opt for LED lights.

Believe it or not, the type of Christmas light you decorate your tree with can affect how long your tree lasts. Should you go incandescent or LED? Well, here’s the thing…

The new school of LED holiday lights emit very little heat, which keeps your tree from drying out too quickly and also reduces the risk of fire.

They’re inexpensive, energy efficient, don’t burn out, and last a long time, and most modern LED lights come in a “warm white” glow that mimics incandescent lights. (My favorites are these sphere lights, which have a sort of retro look to them.)

For all these reasons, it’s worth replacing your traditional light strands with LED lights, or saving those hot-burning incandescent bulbs for your windows instead.

You can find tree toppers lit with LED lights, too. Many of them are made to connect to your LED light strands, so you don’t have to deal with extra cords or batteries.

6. Check the water level every day.

Trees suck up a vast amount of water, so don’t be surprised if you find that you need to top off your tree stand daily.

Keep at least 2 inches of the trunk submerged in plain, clean water at all times to prevent sap from forming over the base. (It’ll be much harder to make a fresh cut again if your tree’s already decorated.)

Remember that sometimes there will still be water in the stand, but you won’t realize that the water level has dropped below the base of the tree.

In general, a tree can absorb up to a quart of water per day for every inch of its diameter, especially in the first week.

This is one of the reasons a properly sized tree stand is helpful. If your tree trunk is 5 inches in diameter, get a tree stand that holds at least 5 quarts of water so you don’t have to refill it twice or more each day to keep the needles green and supple.

(See my favorites, like this Tree Genie Deluxe, in the source list below. )

7. Recycle your Christmas tree in the garden.

With proper care, a typical evergreen tree should last four to five weeks before it dries out too much. After that, most people dispose of it through a local tree recycling program.

But, you can give your tree a second life in the garden and have everything come full circle.

Try cutting the branches into smaller pieces and adding them to your compost pile. Since organic brown matter (carbon) is harder to come by in winter, they’re perfect for balancing all the green matter (nitrogen) that come from your kitchen scraps. Or, run the trunk and branches through a wood chipper to make mulch for your planters and paths.

An old Christmas tree also makes a good base for a new hugelkultur bed, a type of lasagna garden that’s one of my favorite lazy gardening techniques.

If you have perennial garden beds that need mulching, you can strip the tree of its branches and place them around your plants and shrubs. Leaving the branches long like this will create a nice, thick mat of mulch for the remainder of the season.

For the crafty folks, you can also slice the trunk into thin rounds to use as coasters, place cards, gift tags, and other fun projects.

Need more inspiration? Here are 10 clever ideas for repurposing an old Christmas tree. You’ll never wonder what to do with a dead tree again!

Common questions about keeping Christmas trees fresh

How often should you water a Christmas tree?

Refill the water reservoir once a day, or invest in an extra large tree stand that only needs to be filled once or twice. (This is my favorite stand, and it’s a burly one too—you won’t have to worry about your tree toppling over. It’s also a cinch to get your tree upright. I own it and love it.)

The first week is the most crucial period for a Christmas tree’s survival—it’s when the tree takes up the most water, so keeping the water reservoir in your tree stand topped off  is very important.

After a week or so, the tree will respond to the cut on its trunk by oozing resin, which naturally seals the “wound.” At that point, it won’t take up as much water but still needs it to retain moisture in the needles.

Should you add anything to Christmas tree water?

There’s some debate about whether adding any kind of preservative to the water (like sugar, corn syrup, aspirin, or even vodka) can keep a Christmas tree fresher, but experts agree that plain, clean water is best.

Does drilling holes in a Christmas tree help?

Contrary to what your grandpa may have told you, never drill holes in a Christmas tree trunk, thinking it will help the tree take up more water.

All it needs is a clean, straight cut when you bring it home, and a good long soak in a 5-gallon bucket of water (if you aren’t able to get it in the tree stand right away).

How long will a Christmas tree last?

In general, five weeks from when you cut it is about the time your tree becomes so dry that it’s a fire hazard.

But if the tree is kept in ideal conditions (away from heaters and south-facing windows, and watered religiously), it could actually stretch into a sixth week. Just be sure to keep a close eye on the needles and how much they drop each day.

On the other hand, trees purchased from Christmas tree lots may only last three to four weeks, depending on when they were harvested.

When buying from a retail lot, ask the vendor when he received his shipment of trees. Some vendors only receive shipments at the beginning of the season, while others receive several shipments throughout the season.

If the tree arrived soon after shipment, it stands a better chance of staying fresher longer, since it was cut more recently.

What types of Christmas trees last the longest?

According to a study by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Fraser fir is the best variety in terms of water uptake and needle retention, followed by balsam fir, Scotch pine, and Black Hills spruce (a variant of white spruce).

Can you bring a dying Christmas tree back to life?

The best way to revive a struggling Christmas tree is to give it more water. Always keep the bottom 2 inches of the trunk submerged in clean water, even if it means you have to refill the water reservoir in your tree stand daily.

You can also keep a Christmas tree green and supple by lowering the thermostat in your home (the cooler air helps it stay fresher longer) or moving it away from a large window that gets direct sun all day. Since heat causes needles to dry out more quickly, try to avoid placing your tree too close to a fireplace, wood stove, or heating vent.

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This post updated from an article that originally appeared on December 5, 2018.

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How to keep a Christmas tree alive: tips from Monty Don

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Wondering how to keep a Christmas tree alive (or at least green) until the big day?

It’s a conundrum that plagues every festive decor enthusiast who likes to put up a real tree as soon as they can. The earlier you get your tree, the more time you get to bask in its glow – but the harder you will have to work to keep it looking fresh until December 25. 

A healthy, happy tree is the basis of all the best Christmas tree ideas, so it’s important to show it some TLC over the holidays. 

Writing on his blog , BBC Gardener's World presenter Monty Don has shared a whole host of tips on how to care for a real Christmas tree, helping to ensure your evergreen stays looking good throughout the entire festive period and into 2022.  

How to keep a Christmas tree alive

If you want to stop your Christmas tree topper from flopping and your branches bowing under the (minimal) weight of your baubles, follow Don’s tips on how to keep a Christmas tree alive. 

Can you stop a Christmas tree from dying?

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If you have bought a cut tree, then we’re afraid your tree is already effectively dead or dying, and the best you can do is to work to keep it looking as fresh as possible, for as long as possible. 

You can, however, go for a planted tree in a pot that will remain alive and growing during the festive season. This is great if sustainability is an increasingly key Christmas tree theme for you, as it means you can even keep your tree for next year and years after that. 

‘Do get one with roots if possible, even if you are not intending to plant it,’ says Don, writing on his blog. This is a surefire way to guarantee those needles will stay firmly on the tree. You can even replant it in the garden after.

‘Pot it into as large a container as you have and fill this with sharps and/or compost. Sand is perfectly good for the few weeks it will be indoors. Water it and keep the sand moist,’ he adds.

How do you keep a Christmas tree from drying out?

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Both planted and cut trees are in danger of drying out – and the effect on the latter is pretty disastrous. Even before you think about how to decorate a Christmas tree, the first thing you should do is to place it in the coolest part of the house you can find. 

‘Never place your Christmas tree by a radiator,’ warns Don. While a cosy warm room might appeal to us, a tree will respond by immediately shedding its needles.

‘All these evergreen firs have adapted to cope with cold winter weather and will react to central heating heat by dropping their leaves in order to conserve moisture,’ explains Don.

What do you put in a real Christmas tree to keep it alive? 

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The next step in keeping a Christmas tree looking lush is ensuring it is well-hydrated, especially if you have a cut tree. As well as helping to prevent needle-dropping, healthy branches and leaves will make a Christmas tree look fuller too. 

‘Buy a tree holder for a cut stump with a reservoir and keep it topped up with water,’ advises Don. ‘Treat it like a cut flower. This will do more than anything to stop it shedding its needles.’

What is the best type of Christmas tree to buy?

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If you’re skipping on the alternative Christmas tree ideas this year and want something atmospherically traditional, you really can’t get better than a real tree. 

The first step to getting the most out of a real Christmas tree is picking the right variety. Don explains that the Norway Spruce, The Nordmann Fir or the Colorado Spruce are all great options. 

'All three are very good, have specific virtues and can last for a long Christmas season if looked after properly. All three will also grow in most gardens if they are bought with healthy roots and planted carefully as soon as possible after Christmas,' he says. However, Monty's particular favourite is Colorado or Blue Spruce, or the Picea pungens.

'Although it comes from the southern states, it originates from a high altitude, so is very hardy and grows into a tall, very straight, rather beautiful tree, with glaucous blue needles the colour of cardoon or artichoke leaves,' Don says.

Plus, the high mountainous conditions give the tree a stiff habit that makes it even more attractive to Don. 'If you do plant one in the garden, it will grow much stronger if given maximum sunlight,' he adds.

Rebecca is the News Editor on Homes and Gardens. She has been working as a homes and interiors journalist for over four years. She first discovered her love of interiors while interning at Harper's Bazaar and Town & Country during my Masters in Magazine Journalism at City, University of London. After graduating she started out as a feature writer for Women's Weekly magazines, before shifting over to online journalism and joining the Ideal Home digital team covering news and features.  She is passionate about shopping for well-crafted home decor and sourcing second-hand antique furniture where possible. 

How to save a Christmas tree

New Year 2023 -> All About Christmas Trees

Everyone prepares especially carefully for the New Year's Eve. Many at this time have a dilemma, what kind of Christmas tree to decorate: live or artificial. If the decision is made in favor of the beauty from the forest, then the question immediately arises of how long she will stand and retain her beauty and aroma, and how to extend her stay in the house. After all, you want so much that the feeling of the holiday remains as long as possible, and the aroma of the Christmas tree fills the house and reminds you of such a wonderful holiday that we have been waiting for a whole year. For many, the question remains unresolved, how many days before the holiday to acquire a forest beauty, so that on New Year's Eve she shines and pleases, is fresh, as if she had just come to us from the forest.

There is no single answer to this question, since spruces, firs or pines have different life spans, but in the warmth of the house, none of them can stay fresh for more than two weeks. For example, Norwegian and Russian spruces will begin to crumble after 5-7 days, pine will please with its freshness a little longer for a few days, but fir does not crumble, but changes the color of the needles, which dries up and becomes lighter. Such life spans apply to already established trees that are warm. Fortunately, there are many options to save a felled tree long before the New Year, for example, a month or even a little longer. You can also buy not a cut down tree, but in a tub. After the holidays, such a spruce can be put on the balcony so that it waits for spring. This version of the Christmas tree can be planted in the future, for example, in your country house.

The methods suggested below will help you keep your New Year's beauty and enjoy your guest for as long as possible.

The first thing to do is decide on the date of purchase. When buying, inspect the spruce very carefully. The tree should not have yellow and dry needles, if there is one, it means that the tree has been cut for a long time. Inspect spruce for pests or signs of pests. You can also ask the seller for certificates, ask questions about the tree, when and where it was cut. Spruce needles should be elastic, not break. You can lift the tree and knock the base on the floor a little. With such an impact, the needles should not begin to crumble much, only a small amount of them is permissible. The installation of spruce will depend on the type of tree, on average, the installation of spruce can be done 3-5 days before the holiday, some varieties - 7 days. Until the moment of installation, the spruce must be stored in a cool place where the temperature will not exceed + 5-10 degrees, it is also necessary to ensure high humidity. It is best to make sure that the light does not fall on the tree. To keep the tree as long as possible, the key to success will be the reduction of moisture evaporated from spruce. For example, the best storage place for a guest would be a garage or a balcony with no heating.

And if a festive tree is bought just before the celebration, then it is necessary to hold it, for example, in the entrance , will be enough for 15-20 minutes . All this is done for the same durability, since the spruce will not appreciate temperature changes and will begin to crumble, therefore, before bringing it into a house where it is warm, it is worth letting it settle in a cooler place. The process of "drying" wood begins immediately after the wood is exposed to heat.

It is better to install spruce in the house away from heaters , all for the same reason that wood does not tolerate heat. The room must be well ventilated. Also, do not place the tree in the aisle, so as not to touch the already fragile branches once again.

Before installing the spruce, it is necessary to prepare the trunk, this is done simply: with the help of a knife , remove the bark by about 8-10 cm, this is done to update the saw cut. Before planting the spruce, it is worth removing the lower branches, which can be used for crafts or for making a Christmas wreath.

One of the most popular preservation methods for spruce is a substrate prepared from sand, water and gelatin in the following proportions: 1 liter of water and 2 tablespoons of gelatin, then this mixture is poured into a bucket of sand. Such a substrate is moistened every 2-3 days. The tree must be deepened into the substrate by 15-20 centimeters.

And so that the spruce trunk does not rot, it is necessary to prepare a solution of 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablets of acetylsalicylic acid , you can also add a pinch of salt for additional nutrition. The prepared solution is poured into a bucket with a substrate.

In addition to the substrate, spruce can also be stored in a container filled with water. To create an acidic environment in such water, it is necessary to add citric or acetic acid, you can also get by with aspirin tablets. Spruce in a container with such water is fixed with a tripod.

If the spruce is planned to be placed on a cross-shaped stand, then it is necessary to wrap the spruce trunk with a damp woolen cloth that will need to be moistened regularly.

To prolong the life of spruce branches, it is also advisable to moisten regularly with a spray bottle. It is worth doing this very carefully so as not to damage the decorations, and be sure to turn off the garlands.

These simple ways will allow your guest to please your guest for a long time on holidays, give aroma and create comfort and festive mood!

(Updated for 2023)


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How to keep the Christmas tree fresh longer after purchase - Articles

Content:

  • How to care for a Christmas tree?
  • How to keep your Christmas tree fresh before installation
  • Christmas tree installation
  • Water supply to the shaft
  • Caring for the tree after installation
  • Christmas trees in a pot
  • What to do with the Christmas tree after the holidays?

How to care for a Christmas tree?

Everyone who would like to buy a real live Christmas tree for the New Year thought about how long the Christmas tree will last at home, and how many days before the holiday you need to buy it?

We answer - the life of Christmas trees, firs and pines is different, but none of them will stay warm in your house for more than two weeks.

Russian and Norwegian Christmas trees begin to crumble after about 5-7 days, pines stand a few days longer, firs do not crumble, but gradually dry out and change the color of the needles, it becomes paler. For more information about the properties of New Year trees, in our article "Types of New Year Trees."

This applies, of course, to trees already unpacked and installed in a warm room. However, it is possible to buy spruce long before the New Year and keep it fresh for the holiday, up to a month or more. We'll show you how.

Christmas tree in the interior

How to keep your Christmas tree fresh before installation

The first thing to do is to decide on the date when you need it, already beautiful and dressed up. We recommend installing Danish Spruce, Fraser Fir, Canadian Pine 5-7 days in advance, and Russian and Norwegian Christmas Trees 3-5 days in advance.

All the time until this moment, it is better for the tree to stay in a cool place, at a temperature not higher than 5-10 degrees Celsius, with a minimum amount of light and, preferably, with high humidity.

The key to success is to reduce the amount of moisture evaporated from the plant. For this purpose, a garage or an unheated balcony is perfect. In our experience, there was a case when the Christmas tree remained green and fresh even six months after purchase. And one of our employees set up a Christmas tree on March 8, as an unusual gift for loved ones.

By the way, live Fraser fir comes to Russia from North America, from where it is transported for 45 days in cold stores across the ocean, with a minimum amount of light and with 100% humidity.

This does not affect its quality in any way, since Fraser Fir is considered the highest quality Christmas tree that can be bought in our country for the New Year: it stands for a very long time, does not crumble at all, and the branches of this fir are so strong that they can withstand even very heavy toys and real candlesticks.

Tree seedlings

Christmas tree installation

The cut Christmas tree begins to dry out only from the moment it gets into heat and the process of “drying” begins, the evaporation of moisture from the needles, so after installing the Christmas tree, you need to provide it with a regular supply of water to the trunk, and cool, humid air.

A place for a Christmas tree is suitable away from open flames, electric heaters, radiators and other heat sources. It is very good if the room is sometimes ventilated in order to slightly lower the temperature, and the air is regularly humidified.

After unpacking, the tree must be shaken off dry needles. A certain number of such needles should not scare you, this is quite normal, since spruce branches rub against each other during transportation and packaging. The total mass will still remain green.

Separately, it is worth mentioning that if there is a severe frost outside, less than 15 degrees, then the needles and twigs become very fragile and can be easily damaged. In such weather, we do not recommend disturbing the live spruce branches once again immediately after you brought it home. It is better to hold it for the gradual adaptation of the tree to room temperature, and only then unfold it.

Tree nursery

Water intake to the shaft

The next thing to do is to ensure a regular supply of water to the trunk. In order for the tree to better absorb water, the trunk is cut down 2-3 cm from the log house or notched with a knife to form a fresh cut and a larger area for absorbing moisture.

When delivering a Christmas tree from our online store, this is done without fail, and at our Christmas tree markets - at the request of the buyer. If you do it yourself, try not to cut the trunk at an angle, such a tree will be difficult to establish, and also do not accidentally cut the bark above the water level - this will greatly reduce the amount of moisture absorbed.

You can use special Christmas tree stands with water tanks. In them, the Christmas tree is securely and quickly fixed in the desired position, and it is easy to add water as it evaporates. We also recommend using hydrogel - a special tool for retaining moisture.

Trees on stands

Tree care after installation

All trees crumble differently. The Russian Christmas tree, as well as the European (Norwegian) spruce, will begin to lose needles in a few days, the Russian and Canadian pines stand a little longer, their needles may dry out, but if they are not disturbed, they will not crumble much, especially in Canadian pine. And, for example, Danish spruce (Nordmann fir) and Fraser fir do not lose their needles at all, they dry out right on the branches, only slightly changing color. You can take them outside after the holidays, losing perhaps 10 percent of the needles.

Spruce needles

Christmas trees in a pot

There is an option to do without shedding needles at all - this is to buy a spruce in a pot. The price of this Christmas tree will be higher than that of a cut tree, but it will not give you any trouble with cleaning. This is a beautiful, well-wintering, world-famous ornamental plant that can be planted in the spring in the yard or at their summer cottage. See also "All about spruces in containers"

The higher the air temperature in the room, the sooner your cut spruce will begin to crumble. At a temperature of 10 degrees above zero, the New Year tree will stand for a long time, up to a month. But in winter it is quite hot in our apartments, and every 5 degrees increase in temperature reduces the life expectancy of spruce by 1 day. That is, if your house has 28-30 degrees, then with all the tricks, the tree will stand for only a few days. We advise you to regularly ventilate the room in which your Christmas tree stands in order to lower the air temperature by at least a few degrees. You should also not forget that electric electric heaters dry out the air a lot, so it is better not to use them where a live Christmas tree is installed.

Spray the branches as often as possible with a spray bottle, but you need to do this only after making sure that the electric garland on it is turned off!

There are also special products for extending the life of Christmas trees - in the form of water-soluble tablets (1 tablet per 2 liters of water) or liquid fertilizer (2 caps of the product per 1.5 liters of water). We will not claim that this is a panacea for shedding, such products prolong the life of cut fir trees by only 2-5 days, but, as a rule, this is enough to celebrate the New Year holidays and spend the weekend comfortably without thinking about urgent cleaning.


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