A real Christmas needs a real tree!
A quick fresh cut of the trunk (about 1"), sufficient water and a sturdy tree stand are all you need to keep your tree happy all season long.
1. Remove bottom branches that keep the trunk from sliding into its stand. Prune ragged or protruding branch tips. Ensure your trees stand is clean and well rinsed.
2. Using a sharp saw, cut an inch off the trunk base to remove the sappy seal that formed over the previous cut. A fresh cut is crucial to your tree's water uptake and longevity.
3. Insert the tree into the stand, straighten and secure. Fill the reservoir with warm water. Trees drink heavily at first. Replenish as needed, keeping the water level high.