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post #31 of 40

To have the tree last as long as possible, the trunk end should have a fresh cut. If you bought the tree already cut, then cut another inch off to have a fresh cut in the water bowl. Add a teaspoon of bleach to the water and keep the water filled-----the bleach kills bacteria, and it's the bacteria that creates the slime that blocks the capillary action that sucks up the water. You can also add green food coloring to the water to help maintain the illusion of life.

P.S. You can keep the tree until the fourth of July, then when you touch it with a match, it goes up in a flame reviling any fireworks you could buy.

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post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by gritsar 

With or without the spiders?  Did Imp never tell you about his real tree?  Seems it had a spider egg sack in it and when he brought it inside to the warmth the eggs hatched.  wee


I am no longer allowed to have "real" trees in the house.   Something about the swarm of tree frogs that infested the apartment the last time.   *shrug*  there were ONLY a few dozen of them.  So what if our houseguest was terrified of frogs??   How was I supposed to know that they would climb into the futon where she was sleeping?????


lau  Frogs i could handle..  love

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Originally Posted by gritsar 

With or without the spiders?  Did Imp never tell you about his real tree?  Seems it had a spider egg sack in it and when he brought it inside to the warmth the eggs hatched.  wee


ep  th

Only Imp that would happen too.. I'm safe.. tongue2

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post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by Spookwriter 

Okay ladies, time for my tip of the day:

Keep a can of green spray paint handy to touch up the dead-looking
brown spots as needed. Avaliable at most hardware stores, you have
to ask for it. "pine tree green".

A couple of cans, you can get any tree through Christmas.

Spook


Niiiiice idea!! Thanks! thumbsup

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Originally Posted by Jamie_Dog_Trainer 

Did you cut a couple inches off the bottom?  That always makes a big difference in how long they last, ideally you can put them in a bucket of warmish water and cut the trunk that way...its not easy though.  If you do that the tree will still be able to drink up a lot of water and will stay quite green and fresh for 4-5 weeks.  Ours always last quite a while, in fact some of our trees are still green and fresh after they've been put outside for a month or two lol tongue


Hey Jamie!! cool

Yeah hubby did cut a couple inches off the bottom, because it was to tall for our ceiling... lol

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post #36 of 40

I may have kept mine up too long after the 1st last year and I didn't saw off anymore inches but I should have...for that fresh cut and suction part...I swept A LOT of needles trying to get it out last year and yeah, I wrapped it in a blanket but I was by myself and impatient and did a poor job wrapping cuz well, the blanket came undone going through the 1st door way and I had to get through 3 door ways...tee hee.

Oh  well...all is well that ends well.


I threw it to the chickens and they hid in it from our owl and laid eggs under it once it got nicer...after it was good and brown I dragged it to the burn pile and it helped the fire get going for sure...much appreciated...cuz i hate when my burn pile wants to fuss with me and not burn hot and flaming like it should. tongue

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post #37 of 40
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lol  Only you Gretch...

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post #38 of 40

did you add the Round up yet Red?

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post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by gaited horse 

did you add the Round up yet Red?


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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by Imp 
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Originally Posted by gaited horse 

did you add the Round up yet Red?


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I wish my Walmart sold that. If you can't find it red Imp will send it to you.

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