How to look after your Christmas Tree
Prepare the Trunk of your tree
Just before you install your tree, saw off the bottom 1"/3cm of the trunk. This creates a fresh cut and opens up the pores in the bark, which otherwise block up with sap within a few hours of being cut. The tree is then able to drink water through these pores via capillary action.
They need routine
Do not expose your tree to sudden changes in temperature. Keep it away from heat sources. Position your Christmas tree away from any heat sources such as radiators and fireplaces. Heat dries out your tree faster, so the further from its source the better.
Water your tree
Place your tree in plain water – not soil or sand which would block the pores in the bark. This is best achieved by using a specially designed Christmas Tree Stand.
Then keep on watering it!
Keep the Christmas tree stand topped up with water. Your Christmas tree drinks 2-3 pints of water a day, depending on size & your heating. This is very important as once the water level drops below the tree's trunk, sap will re-seal the bark within a few hours, preventing the tree from drinking any further water - even if you then refill the stand.