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What to do to make your Christmas tree last longer and not yellow: tips

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How to prolong the life of a Christmas tree

Artificial Christmas tree is an ecological and affordable New Year's attribute, but many people prefer live trees. The beautiful tradition of buying small Christmas trees in pots to plant them in the ground is gaining popularity.

Houses for Christmas usually begin to be decorated on St. Nicholas Day. Since after the transition to the New Julian calendar, St. Nicholas now falls on December 6, live Christmas trees may simply not survive until New Year's Eve and begin to crumble. What to do to make the tree lasted longer and did not yellow - read in the material OBOZ.UA.

How long can stand a live Christmas tree

The longest will stand at room temperature fir - about two weeks.

Pine will not crumble on average 12 days.

Spruce is the most demanding to change conditions, it can begin to crumble after a week.

It is important to properly care for conifers immediately after purchase.

Helpful Lifehacks

Even at the stage of purchase, you should ask the seller to trim the trunk of the tree, but you can do it yourself at home.

Buying a Christmas tree in advance, it should be stored as long as possible in a cool room - on the balcony, in the basement, corridor. Bring it into the room before decorating it.

Do not put the tree near the radiator. Choose a cool place for it in the room.

It is better not to decorate a live Christmas tree with ordinary garlands-lanterns, it is worth using LED - it will prevent heating of the needles.

Try to put the tree in a container with sand and periodically water it. Instead of sand, you can use gravel or ordinary soil.

From yellowing will help regular watering with a special solution. In a glass of water should be mixed with 1 spoon of salt and sugar. As an option, you can use an inexpensive drugstore remedy - aspirin: it will slow down the process of sprinkling of branches and help to enjoy the festive atmosphere longer.

Earlier OBOZ.UA told what to do with a Christmas tree after the holidays and what flyhacks will be useful in the utilization.

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