Time for the annual Jaybeau Cut The Tree Tutorial.
Well it’s that time of year that I pull out my lumberjack roots, and share my extensive skills on how you cut down your Christmas tree!
Fresh Cut VS Artificial
We are a fresh cut tree, family. It started with my Dad. I need the scent of a fresh cut tree each year. It’s not Christmas to me, without the pine kneedle, sap smelling mess, we call Christmas.
Each year, I look forward to hitting the tree farm and asking the young bearded attendant:
Son, find me a tree that represents who I am.
Sir, we don’t sell fake…
Tips To Keep The Tree Fresh
According to tree experts at Viewpoints:
Buy a big enough stand
Make sure your tree stand is big enough for the tree and the water it will need.
Water, water, water
Always keep fresh-cut trees in water.
Don’t add sugar, Sprite or any other additives, according to longtime Christmas tree farmer Damian Prause. He recommends watering trees twice a day, and even more often than that, in the beginning if you notice the tree drinking more water.
Location is key. Don’t place your tree in a window where it will get full sun. That will dry out the tree faster.
Jaybeau added tip: Ask the attendant to make a fresh cut at the bottom. It helps the tree drink better at home.
Ok here we go! Time for the Jaybeau Cut The Tree Tutorial! Merry Christmas!!