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CHRISTMAS TREE FUEL!!!!!!

 
Sam Barber
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Today I was doing some research on the best way to keep your Christmas tree fresh and green for the holiday season. Of course the first thing I thought of was water. I did some searching and found that there were many recipes some including sodas, some calling for sugar and one saying you should put an asprin in the water to keep it fresh. What do you folks do or think that may work well?
 
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We cut a small cedar almost every year so it is very fresh...walking distance from our house. I like a 2 or 5 gallon bucket depending on the size of the tree....the tree is blocked in with rocks or bricks and then I pour 2-3 inches of really hot almost boiling water in to the warmed up bucket............We add a little more hot water every few days. We only have the tree up for two weeks maybe three at the most. I don't think we have ever had one get too dry...it is also always in a cooler room away from the wood stove.
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