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How to Keep a Christmas Tree from Drying Out

Watch more Christmas Trees & Decorations videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/103-Christmas-Trees-and-Decorations Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn to keep your Christmas tree from drying out by following this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Store it sheltered from weather Store your Christmas tree in an unheated garage or shelter away from wind and freezing temperatures if you are not putting it up right away. Step 2: Choose a location Avoid putting your tree near heat vents, radiators, or windows that get a lot of direct sunlight. Step 3: Cut off the end Saw a fresh, 1-inch cut off the butt end of the trunk and put the tree in a stand that holds at least a gallon of water. Step 4: Maintain water level Keep the base of the tree submerged in water. If the base of the tree dries out, resin will form over the end and it will not be able to take in any more water. Step 5: Use small lights Decorate your tree with small lights. Larger lights burn hotter and will increase drying effects. Tip Turn lights off at night and when you leave to avoid a fire hazard. Step 6: Take it down before it dries out Take your tree down before it dries out. If properly cared for, you will be able to enjoy your Christmas tree throughout the holiday season. Did You Know? Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since around 1850.
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