Christmas Tree Formula for Tree Stand
Do not place the tree near a fireplace, radiator, woodstove, or other heat source that might dehydrate or ignite the tree. Be sure the tree lights do not have worn insulation or broken wiring.
Helps to Prolong Your Tree
1 gallon hot tap water
1 cup light Karo syrup
2 oz. Clorox
1/2 tsp. Epsom Salts
- Mix ingredients together well
- Put tree in tree stand
- Fill well of tree stand with the above mixture
- Keep well filled - 4 days of watering will help keep the tree fresh but the tree will continue to take fluid up to 10 days or more so be sure to keep the tree stand full of water while the tree is in the house.
There are also pre-mixed commercial formulas available at your garden center.