Caring for your real
The single most important thing is to keep the tree in a stand that holds water. Check the water
level daily and more frequently the first several days.
If the trunk of your tree is not kept in
water, sap seals over the cut and keeps the tree from absorbing
water, even when water is added to the stand. A tree stand that holds a
large quantity of water is less likely to run dry during long weekends
away from home or during times of inattention.
If the tree has been cut down for more than several hours it is very
important to make a fresh cut on the tree trunk before placing the tree in
a stand. Cut about one inch off the trunk before placing the tree in a stand