The Christmas tree is the most important attribute of the New Year, so such a wonderful holiday cannot do without it. She gives us not only a festive mood, but also fills the house with a pleasant smell of pine needles. If you want the green beauty to delight you as long as possible, then when installing it you need to take into account a few simple recommendations.
How to keep the tree longer
If you purchased a green beauty a few days earlier, then do not rush to install it. It will be better if you keep the tree in the cold for a couple of days. If this is not possible, it is necessary to immerse the end of the tree trunk in a container filled with water and glycerin. For 10 liters of water, there should be 2-3 tablespoons of glycerin. If you do not have this component, then you can add 0.5 teaspoon of urea.
So that the tree does not crumble as long as possible, you should install it correctly. The most ideal option is sand, and not anyhow, but certainly clean. After filling the bucket with sand, add one liter of water mixed with a small amount of glycerin or gelatin. Another solution can be made. To prepare it, you will need one aspirin tablet and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. If you decide to use this option for installing a Christmas tree, then you should pay attention to the following: the tree trunk must be immersed in the sand for at least 20 centimeters. Also, do not forget about watering - it should be done every two days.
There is another option, but it keeps the tree fresh for a shorter amount of time. Fill the prepared container with water and add half a teaspoon of citric acid to it, as well as a teaspoon of gelatin and a little chalk. The latter should be pre-crushed.
The last way to preserve the tree is to wrap the place where the tree was cut with a rag that has been moistened with a special solution. In order to prepare 1 liter of solution, you will need 2 tablespoons of Triple Cologne and a tablespoon of glycerin. After 10 days, a new mixture must be made. When the second 10-day period expires, the rag should be moistened with plain clean water.
And the last thing to always remember. Whichever method you use, at the bottom of the trunk you need to cut off the bark by 8-10 centimeters. By trimming the trunk in this way, you open up the fresh pores of the tree, which will help it last much longer.