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How to Extend the Life of Your Christmas Tree

If you like to put up a natural Christmas tree each year, but you hate that it gets brittle and brown before you make it through New Years, try this do-it-yourself recipe for a Christmas tree preservative that will put a halt to early needle-dropping.

We bought our Christmas tree yesterday at a local nursery and we put it up last night. We’re going to give this recipe a try ourselves this year and see what kind of difference it makes.

1 quart warm water

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon chlorine bleach

Water your tree every day. That’s key. Here’s where we found the recipe:

How about you? Do you know any tricks of the trade to extending the life of a natural tree?

What’s your Christmas tree of choice? We like Fraiser firs (because they smell awesome)…..


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