Santa's HelperKeep Your Trees Fresh Through The Holidays
Displaying trees in water is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems. In selecting a tree, make sure that the “handle” at the bottom is long enough to allow the trunk to fit into you tree stand.
Check the stand daily to make sure that the level of water does not go below the base of the tree. Once the trunk is dried out, the tree will no longer be able to take up water, even if the trunk is re-submerged. Clean water is all that is needed to maintain freshness.