Christmas tree won't drink water

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Finite Guy, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Finite Guy

    Finite Guy Guest

    Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    will be needing a home repair.

    We cut a fress Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago at a local tree
    farm; it is a Balsam Fir. Since this tree was huge, by the time I set
    it up, I ended up cutting about one foot off the bottom and 6 inches
    from the top. The important thing is that it was a fresh cut just
    before I put up the tree and filled the tree holder pan with water.

    This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree and
    doesn't need it?

    Any suggestions on what I should do?


    Robert
     
    Finite Guy, Dec 22, 2004
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  2. Finite Guy

    James Nipper Guest

    If you did the fresh cut at the bottom just a few hours before you set it up
    and now it doesn't drink water, it may be a pretty fresh tree !! I would
    check it 24 hours later, to see if it has taken some of the water.

    I don't know of anything else you can or need to do...............

    Good Luck !!

    --James--
     
    James Nipper, Dec 22, 2004
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  3. Finite Guy

    TCS Guest

    On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 14:14:14 GMT, Finite Guy <> wrote:
    >Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    >thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    >will be needing a home repair.


    >We cut a fress Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago at a local tree
    >farm; it is a Balsam Fir. Since this tree was huge, by the time I set
    >it up, I ended up cutting about one foot off the bottom and 6 inches
    >from the top. The important thing is that it was a fresh cut just
    >before I put up the tree and filled the tree holder pan with water.


    >This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree and
    >doesn't need it?


    Drill a couple of 1/2" holes through the base.
     
    TCS, Dec 22, 2004
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  4. Finite Guy

    Noozer Guest

    "Finite Guy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    > thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    > will be needing a home repair.
    >
    > We cut a fress Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago at a local tree
    > farm; it is a Balsam Fir. Since this tree was huge, by the time I set
    > it up, I ended up cutting about one foot off the bottom and 6 inches
    > from the top. The important thing is that it was a fresh cut just
    > before I put up the tree and filled the tree holder pan with water.
    >
    > This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree and
    > doesn't need it?
    >
    > Any suggestions on what I should do?


    You cut the top and bottom? Try using it like a straw! : )

    I like the drill a couple holes in the base...

    Is the cut end of the tree sitting against the bottom of the pan? This might
    be "sealing" out the water. Drilling holes will make sure the water can get
    into the tree.
     
    Noozer, Dec 22, 2004
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  5. Finite Guy

    Finite Guy Guest

    Good Point, the bottom is pretty much touching the bottom of the pan
    which may tend to seal it. I will drill the holes toninte when I go
    home. Thanks for your help.
    Happy Holidays.
    Robert
    P.S. I will be sure not to slip and drill through the bottom of the
    pan.


    On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 15:04:59 GMT, "Noozer" <> wrote:

    >
    >"Finite Guy" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    >> thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    >> will be needing a home repair.
    >>
    >> We cut a fress Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago at a local tree
    >> farm; it is a Balsam Fir. Since this tree was huge, by the time I set
    >> it up, I ended up cutting about one foot off the bottom and 6 inches
    >> from the top. The important thing is that it was a fresh cut just
    >> before I put up the tree and filled the tree holder pan with water.
    >>
    >> This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree and
    >> doesn't need it?
    >>
    >> Any suggestions on what I should do?

    >
    >You cut the top and bottom? Try using it like a straw! : )
    >
    >I like the drill a couple holes in the base...
    >
    >Is the cut end of the tree sitting against the bottom of the pan? This might
    >be "sealing" out the water. Drilling holes will make sure the water can get
    >into the tree.
    >
     
    Finite Guy, Dec 22, 2004
    #5
  6. Finite Guy

    bumtracks Guest

    National Christmas Tree Assn. PRESS RELEASE
    http://www.realchristmastrees.org/care.html

    "Finite Guy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Good Point, the bottom is pretty much touching the bottom of the pan
    > which may tend to seal it. I will drill the holes toninte when I go
    > home. Thanks for your help.
    > Happy Holidays.
    > Robert
    > P.S. I will be sure not to slip and drill through the bottom of the
    > pan.
    >
    >
    > On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 15:04:59 GMT, "Noozer" <> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Finite Guy" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >> Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    > >> thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    > >> will be needing a home repair.
    > >>
    > >> We cut a fress Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago at a local tree
    > >> farm; it is a Balsam Fir. Since this tree was huge, by the time I set
    > >> it up, I ended up cutting about one foot off the bottom and 6 inches
    > >> from the top. The important thing is that it was a fresh cut just
    > >> before I put up the tree and filled the tree holder pan with water.
    > >>
    > >> This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree and
    > >> doesn't need it?
    > >>
    > >> Any suggestions on what I should do?

    > >
    > >You cut the top and bottom? Try using it like a straw! : )
    > >
    > >I like the drill a couple holes in the base...
    > >
    > >Is the cut end of the tree sitting against the bottom of the pan? This

    might
    > >be "sealing" out the water. Drilling holes will make sure the water can

    get
    > >into the tree.
    > >

    >
     
    bumtracks, Dec 22, 2004
    #6
  7. Finite Guy

    Matt Guest

    Well, whatever you do, don't pour any jack daniels in the water. I
    tried that last year. I thought it was a pretty clever idea, because an
    hour after I filled the stand, the pan was empty. So I refilled it with
    plain water - nothing. Added some more JD - nothing. Finally tried some
    Chivas - pan empty in 1/2 hour.

    This cycle continued all the way up to christmas day, when my kids woke
    up me and my wife, their bright faces full of excitement way before sun
    up. So we go downstairs.... what do we find? Yep. The christmas tree
    had taken off it's star, and put a lampshade on it's head. Also, there
    was christmas tree puke (thick, yellow sap) all over the gifts.

    An alchoholic christmas tree can ruin an otherwise perfect day, so - be
    careful.
     
    Matt, Dec 22, 2004
    #7
  8. Finite Guy

    Guest

    On 22 Dec 2004 14:31:13 GMT, (Patscga) wrote:

    >The tree should have started drinking immediately, that I'm sure of. Why it
    >isn't, I don't have a clue. Sorry.
    >Pat



    You can lead a tree to water, but you can't make it drink.

    :p

    Sorry I had to say that, I'm weak willed.

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!



    tom @ www.FindMeShelter.com
     
    , Dec 22, 2004
    #8
  9. Finite Guy

    The_Critic Guest

    "Finite Guy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    > thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    > will be needing a home repair.
    >

    <snip>> This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree
    and
    > doesn't need it?
    >
    > Any suggestions on what I should do?
    > Robert


    I received the following in a gardening newsletter. jerrybaker.com Hope
    it helps.

    "It'll soon be that time of year again, so I'd like to take a moment to
    wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! I'm never
    one to leave you in a lurch, so to help you out with your holiday chores,
    here are a few of my favorite holiday tips and tricks.

    To help your Christmas tree retain its needles all season long, you need
    to select a tree that's fresh, and then consider shape, height, and price.
    When selecting a tree, shake it as hard as you can, then reach into the
    trunk, and remove all of the needles that have accumulated in the center
    of the tree. If you do this while you're still at a tree lot, you won't
    need to vacuum up all of the excess needles when the tree is in your
    house!

    As soon as you bring the tree home, while you still have it outdoors, cut
    and discard at least one inch off of the bottom of the trunk to remove the
    dried sap that'll prevent the tree from absorbing moisture. Then fill a
    large bucket half full of hot water and add 2 cups of clear corn syrup, 2
    tbsp. of beach, and 4 One-a-Day Vitamins+Iron. Set the trunk in the
    bucket, and allow it to soak overnight. Then keep plenty of water in the
    tree stand at all times.

    If you're going to hang up some evergreen roping, soak it in room
    temperature water for 24 hours before using it. Allow it to dry then spray
    it with a commercial antidesiccant that can be found at most tree
    nurseries.

    Decorative centerpieces can sure brighten up a room, but before using
    decorative greens, soak the stems in the corn syrup solution overnight,
    then spray them with an antidesiccant. When the spray has dried, make
    fresh, sharp cuts on the ends, and force them into pieces of oasis that
    have been soaked in the corn syrup solution and wrapped in foil to prevent
    evaporation.

    Follow these simple steps, and your halls will stay decked with fresh,
    fragrant greens throughout the holiday season. Then when the holidays are
    over, make sure you dispose of the greens properly. Don't burn them in your
    fireplace because sparks can travel up the chimney and set fire to the
    roof, or burn so hot that they'll cause a fire in the flue. Remember, it's
    better to be safe than sorry!"
     
    The_Critic, Dec 22, 2004
    #9
  10. Finite Guy

    MC Guest

    I am really stretching back into school biology here, But I thought that
    trees only used the underlying section just below the bark to supply the
    tree with nutrients from the roots, the middle of the tree was not active at
    all ???

    Any tree experts out there ??

    MC
    "The_Critic" <> wrote in message
    news:08myd.80$...
    >
    > "Finite Guy" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    > > thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    > > will be needing a home repair.
    > >

    > <snip>> This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree
    > and
    > > doesn't need it?
    > >
    > > Any suggestions on what I should do?
    > > Robert

    >
    > I received the following in a gardening newsletter. jerrybaker.com Hope
    > it helps.
    >
    > "It'll soon be that time of year again, so I'd like to take a moment to
    > wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! I'm never
    > one to leave you in a lurch, so to help you out with your holiday chores,
    > here are a few of my favorite holiday tips and tricks.
    >
    > To help your Christmas tree retain its needles all season long, you need
    > to select a tree that's fresh, and then consider shape, height, and price.
    > When selecting a tree, shake it as hard as you can, then reach into the
    > trunk, and remove all of the needles that have accumulated in the center
    > of the tree. If you do this while you're still at a tree lot, you won't
    > need to vacuum up all of the excess needles when the tree is in your
    > house!
    >
    > As soon as you bring the tree home, while you still have it outdoors, cut
    > and discard at least one inch off of the bottom of the trunk to remove the
    > dried sap that'll prevent the tree from absorbing moisture. Then fill a
    > large bucket half full of hot water and add 2 cups of clear corn syrup, 2
    > tbsp. of beach, and 4 One-a-Day Vitamins+Iron. Set the trunk in the
    > bucket, and allow it to soak overnight. Then keep plenty of water in the
    > tree stand at all times.
    >
    > If you're going to hang up some evergreen roping, soak it in room
    > temperature water for 24 hours before using it. Allow it to dry then spray
    > it with a commercial antidesiccant that can be found at most tree
    > nurseries.
    >
    > Decorative centerpieces can sure brighten up a room, but before using
    > decorative greens, soak the stems in the corn syrup solution overnight,
    > then spray them with an antidesiccant. When the spray has dried, make
    > fresh, sharp cuts on the ends, and force them into pieces of oasis that
    > have been soaked in the corn syrup solution and wrapped in foil to prevent
    > evaporation.
    >
    > Follow these simple steps, and your halls will stay decked with fresh,
    > fragrant greens throughout the holiday season. Then when the holidays are
    > over, make sure you dispose of the greens properly. Don't burn them in

    your
    > fireplace because sparks can travel up the chimney and set fire to the
    > roof, or burn so hot that they'll cause a fire in the flue. Remember, it's
    > better to be safe than sorry!"
    >
    >
     
    MC, Dec 22, 2004
    #10
  11. Yep. And the suggestion of a 1/2 hole on each side is to give
    better exposure to that layer, and making the hole any deeper
    is superfluous.
    The routine of drilling the hole frequently comes up with a fresh cut with
    tree stand bottom blocking flow. That's the reason for the center spike. To
    hold the tree in place, and space it above the bottom of the stand bowl.

    MC <> wrote in message
    news:Momyd.1744$...
    > I am really stretching back into school biology here, But I thought that
    > trees only used the underlying section just below the bark to supply the
    > tree with nutrients from the roots, the middle of the tree was not active

    at
    > all ???
    >
    > Any tree experts out there ??
    >
    > MC
    > "The_Critic" <> wrote in message
    > news:08myd.80$...
    > >
    > > "Finite Guy" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    > > > thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    > > > will be needing a home repair.
    > > >

    > > <snip>> This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh

    tree
    > > and
    > > > doesn't need it?
    > > >
    > > > Any suggestions on what I should do?
    > > > Robert

    > >
    > > I received the following in a gardening newsletter. jerrybaker.com

    Hope
    > > it helps.
    > >
    > > "It'll soon be that time of year again, so I'd like to take a moment to
    > > wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! I'm never
    > > one to leave you in a lurch, so to help you out with your holiday

    chores,
    > > here are a few of my favorite holiday tips and tricks.
    > >
    > > To help your Christmas tree retain its needles all season long, you need
    > > to select a tree that's fresh, and then consider shape, height, and

    price.
    > > When selecting a tree, shake it as hard as you can, then reach into the
    > > trunk, and remove all of the needles that have accumulated in the center
    > > of the tree. If you do this while you're still at a tree lot, you won't
    > > need to vacuum up all of the excess needles when the tree is in your
    > > house!
    > >
    > > As soon as you bring the tree home, while you still have it outdoors,

    cut
    > > and discard at least one inch off of the bottom of the trunk to remove

    the
    > > dried sap that'll prevent the tree from absorbing moisture. Then fill a
    > > large bucket half full of hot water and add 2 cups of clear corn syrup,

    2
    > > tbsp. of beach, and 4 One-a-Day Vitamins+Iron. Set the trunk in the
    > > bucket, and allow it to soak overnight. Then keep plenty of water in the
    > > tree stand at all times.
    > >
    > > If you're going to hang up some evergreen roping, soak it in room
    > > temperature water for 24 hours before using it. Allow it to dry then

    spray
    > > it with a commercial antidesiccant that can be found at most tree
    > > nurseries.
    > >
    > > Decorative centerpieces can sure brighten up a room, but before using
    > > decorative greens, soak the stems in the corn syrup solution overnight,
    > > then spray them with an antidesiccant. When the spray has dried, make
    > > fresh, sharp cuts on the ends, and force them into pieces of oasis that
    > > have been soaked in the corn syrup solution and wrapped in foil to

    prevent
    > > evaporation.
    > >
    > > Follow these simple steps, and your halls will stay decked with fresh,
    > > fragrant greens throughout the holiday season. Then when the holidays

    are
    > > over, make sure you dispose of the greens properly. Don't burn them in

    > your
    > > fireplace because sparks can travel up the chimney and set fire to the
    > > roof, or burn so hot that they'll cause a fire in the flue. Remember,

    it's
    > > better to be safe than sorry!"
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Michael Baugh, Dec 22, 2004
    #11
  12. Finite Guy

    TURTLE Guest

    "Finite Guy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    > thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    > will be needing a home repair.
    >
    > We cut a fress Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago at a local tree
    > farm; it is a Balsam Fir. Since this tree was huge, by the time I set
    > it up, I ended up cutting about one foot off the bottom and 6 inches
    > from the top. The important thing is that it was a fresh cut just
    > before I put up the tree and filled the tree holder pan with water.
    >
    > This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree and
    > doesn't need it?
    >
    > Any suggestions on what I should do?
    >
    >
    > Robert
    >


    This is Turtle.

    I think Noozer got it with the flate butt of the trunk sitting flate on the
    bottom of the pan. If you restrict the veines of the truck it will not take on
    water.

    Secondly take some of this stuff call miricle grow and mix it up strongly and
    put it in the water. the tree will stay green till next Christmas.

    TURTLE
     
    TURTLE, Dec 23, 2004
    #12
  13. Finite Guy

    Roger Guest

    "> We cut a fress Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago at a local tree
    > farm; it is a Balsam Fir. Since this tree was huge, by the time I set
    > it up, I ended up cutting about one foot off the bottom and 6 inches
    > from the top. The important thing is that it was a fresh cut just
    > before I put up the tree and filled the tree holder pan with water.
    >
    > This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree and
    > doesn't need it?


    How long was it from cutting to putting into water? Two weeks? Once a tree
    is cut, it should be put into fairly deep water (I use a bucket) to start it
    drinking the day it is cut. The base should be recut another 1/2 inch or so
    to expose fresher wood, immediately upon getting the tree home, with a 1/4
    inch bevel cut around the base along the bark, using a very sharp utility
    knife, to expose phloem/xylem channels. I use a flat stone or gravel to keep
    tree base off bottom of bucket. Once tree is stored in shady cool place like
    this, it can be moved whenever you like into the house, even weeks later,in
    a bucket style tree base with righting bolts. While outside, it should be
    topped off daily. It will drink like crazy for several days, then slow down
    markedly by the end of a week, but by that time the tree will be hydrated
    and resist drying once it is inside.
     
    Roger, Dec 23, 2004
    #13
  14. Finite Guy

    Guest

    This does not occur very often, but there are occasionally some
    Christmas trees that are alcoholics. You will need to fill the stand
    with beer or some hard liquor such as whiskey or rum. Once the stand
    has been filled with your favorite alcoholic beverage, decorate the
    tree as usual, except it is highly recommended by "The National
    Association for Alcoholic Christmas Trees" (NAACT), that you install
    some sort of durable string or wire from the center of the trees trunk
    to a solid object, such as the wall behind the tree. The reason for
    this is because drunk trees tend to fall over easier than those that
    are on the wagon. It would be a good idea to take your tree to an
    "Alcoholics Anonymous" (AA) meeting, as soon as the holidays are over,
    so that it can recover from it's alcoholism and from all the stress of
    the holidays. On a final note, you might consider using some egg nog
    containing a large amount of rum in the stand, because that would be
    the most traditional Christmas beverage.
    "HIC"

    Merry Christmas to you, your family, and your drunk tree !!!

    Ho Ho Ho

    --------------------

    On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 14:14:14 GMT, Finite Guy
    <> wrote:

    >Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    >thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    >will be needing a home repair.
    >
    >We cut a fress Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago at a local tree
    >farm; it is a Balsam Fir. Since this tree was huge, by the time I set
    >it up, I ended up cutting about one foot off the bottom and 6 inches
    >from the top. The important thing is that it was a fresh cut just
    >before I put up the tree and filled the tree holder pan with water.
    >
    >This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree and
    >doesn't need it?
    >
    >Any suggestions on what I should do?
    >
    >
    >Robert
    >
     
    , Dec 23, 2004
    #14
  15. Finite Guy

    Noozer Guest

    Copper is poison to plants...

    Want to kill a tree? Drive a few pennies into it with a hammer.


    "Zemedelec" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Try adding a few copper coins to the water ---it helps cut flowers hydrate
    > themselves. so why not a tree?
    > zemedelec
     
    Noozer, Dec 23, 2004
    #15
  16. Finite Guy

    gary Guest

    1/2 sprite solution with 1/2 water to keep it alive longer, if it indeed
    starts to take up water. Copper pennies???


    "Noozer" <> wrote in message
    news:FpHyd.568255$nl.525088@pd7tw3no...
    > Copper is poison to plants...
    >
    > Want to kill a tree? Drive a few pennies into it with a hammer.
    >
    >
    > "Zemedelec" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Try adding a few copper coins to the water ---it helps cut flowers
    >> hydrate
    >> themselves. so why not a tree?
    >> zemedelec

    >
    >
     
    gary, Dec 23, 2004
    #16
  17. Finite Guy

    gary Guest

    Use and IV?

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 22 Dec 2004 14:31:13 GMT, (Patscga) wrote:
    >
    >>The tree should have started drinking immediately, that I'm sure of. Why
    >>it
    >>isn't, I don't have a clue. Sorry.
    >>Pat

    >
    >
    > You can lead a tree to water, but you can't make it drink.
    >
    > :p
    >
    > Sorry I had to say that, I'm weak willed.
    >
    > Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!
    >
    >
    >
    > tom @ www.FindMeShelter.com
    >
    >
    >
     
    gary, Dec 23, 2004
    #17
  18. Finite Guy

    gary Guest

    Xylem and Phloem Cells, boy that takes me back..


    "MC" <> wrote in message
    news:Momyd.1744$...
    >I am really stretching back into school biology here, But I thought that
    > trees only used the underlying section just below the bark to supply the
    > tree with nutrients from the roots, the middle of the tree was not active
    > at
    > all ???
    >
    > Any tree experts out there ??
    >
    > MC
    > "The_Critic" <> wrote in message
    > news:08myd.80$...
    >>
    >> "Finite Guy" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Hi All: I couldn't find and appropriate newsgroup for this post so I
    >> > thought I'd try this one. Besides, if I don't solve this problem, I
    >> > will be needing a home repair.
    >> >

    >> <snip>> This tree will not drink water. Is it becasue it is a fresh tree
    >> and
    >> > doesn't need it?
    >> >
    >> > Any suggestions on what I should do?
    >> > Robert

    >>
    >> I received the following in a gardening newsletter. jerrybaker.com
    >> Hope
    >> it helps.
    >>
    >> "It'll soon be that time of year again, so I'd like to take a moment to
    >> wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! I'm never
    >> one to leave you in a lurch, so to help you out with your holiday chores,
    >> here are a few of my favorite holiday tips and tricks.
    >>
    >> To help your Christmas tree retain its needles all season long, you need
    >> to select a tree that's fresh, and then consider shape, height, and
    >> price.
    >> When selecting a tree, shake it as hard as you can, then reach into the
    >> trunk, and remove all of the needles that have accumulated in the center
    >> of the tree. If you do this while you're still at a tree lot, you won't
    >> need to vacuum up all of the excess needles when the tree is in your
    >> house!
    >>
    >> As soon as you bring the tree home, while you still have it outdoors, cut
    >> and discard at least one inch off of the bottom of the trunk to remove
    >> the
    >> dried sap that'll prevent the tree from absorbing moisture. Then fill a
    >> large bucket half full of hot water and add 2 cups of clear corn syrup, 2
    >> tbsp. of beach, and 4 One-a-Day Vitamins+Iron. Set the trunk in the
    >> bucket, and allow it to soak overnight. Then keep plenty of water in the
    >> tree stand at all times.
    >>
    >> If you're going to hang up some evergreen roping, soak it in room
    >> temperature water for 24 hours before using it. Allow it to dry then
    >> spray
    >> it with a commercial antidesiccant that can be found at most tree
    >> nurseries.
    >>
    >> Decorative centerpieces can sure brighten up a room, but before using
    >> decorative greens, soak the stems in the corn syrup solution overnight,
    >> then spray them with an antidesiccant. When the spray has dried, make
    >> fresh, sharp cuts on the ends, and force them into pieces of oasis that
    >> have been soaked in the corn syrup solution and wrapped in foil to
    >> prevent
    >> evaporation.
    >>
    >> Follow these simple steps, and your halls will stay decked with fresh,
    >> fragrant greens throughout the holiday season. Then when the holidays
    >> are
    >> over, make sure you dispose of the greens properly. Don't burn them in

    > your
    >> fireplace because sparks can travel up the chimney and set fire to the
    >> roof, or burn so hot that they'll cause a fire in the flue. Remember,
    >> it's
    >> better to be safe than sorry!"
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    gary, Dec 23, 2004
    #18
  19. Finite Guy

    Guest

    Finite Guy wrote:
    > Good Point, the bottom is pretty much touching the bottom of the pan
    > which may tend to seal it. I will drill the holes toninte when I go
    > home. Thanks for your help.


    Just cut the bottom at a slight angle.
     
    , Dec 24, 2004
    #19
  20. Finite Guy

    Guest

    On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 23:04:11 GMT, "gary" <>
    wrote:

    >Use and IV?
    >


    I don't like needles, can't you just feed them salty peanuts and
    popcorn? It works at bars to get the people drinking more.

    later and Merry Christmas All!

    ><> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> On 22 Dec 2004 14:31:13 GMT, (Patscga) wrote:
    >>
    >>>The tree should have started drinking immediately, that I'm sure of. Why
    >>>it
    >>>isn't, I don't have a clue. Sorry.
    >>>Pat

    >>
    >>
    >> You can lead a tree to water, but you can't make it drink.
    >>
    >> :p
    >>
    >> Sorry I had to say that, I'm weak willed.
    >>
    >> Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> tom @ www.FindMeShelter.com
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >



    tom @ www.FreelancingProjects.com
     
    , Dec 24, 2004
    #20
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