I'm Going Away & Want to Keep My Christmas Tree Alive

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Just because you're going away for an extended period of time doesn't mean you can't keep your Christmas tree alive. Find out what to do if you're going away and want to keep your Christmas tree alive with help from an authority on entertaining in the home in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi. My name is Coryanne Ettiene, and today I'm going to be showing you how to keep your fresh Christmas tree longer with just a few kitchen tips. Now this year, 29 million families will be buying a fresh Christmas tree this year. And keeping one fresher longer is much simpler than you may think. Ideally, you'd like to buy your tree from a tree farm. However, if you are buying your tree from a lot be sure to ask the vendor to trim the base of the trunk. Having a fresh tree trimmed and putting it into water within three hours of purchase allows the tree to stay hydrated for longer. Now in our family we love to keep our tree sweet. Which means that we use one quart of water for each inch in diameter of the tree trunk with about 7 ounces of regular old Coca-Cola. Add the Coke to your pitcher with one quart of water for each inch of diameter of your tree trunk. Give it a little stir and then add it to the base of your tree. Now if you don't have any Cola to hand we often use white granulated sugar. Now the trick with using the white granulated sugar is that you use a quarter cup for each quart of water that use to hydrate your tree. If you're going away for this holiday season be sure to position your tree away from any natural direct sunlight to keep it hydrated on top and away from any heat sources. That means your fireplaces or your air ventilation. And then make sure that you fill the base of the trunk before you leave for holidays. This is Coryanne Ettiene, wishing you a fabulous holiday season.


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