Keep Your Christmas Tree Looking Fresh for New Years with Tips from University of Georgia

Christmas might be over, but you can keep your tree looking fresh until New Years! University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has tips to keep your Christmas tree last longer and offers suggestions for disposal when you’re ready.

First, you can check the freshness of your tree with a quick test by how many needles fall off when you run a branch through your fingers. The fewer needles that come off, the fresher the tree is. Your tree also needs about 2 pints to a gallon of water every day. Always be sure the water level never falls below the base of the tree to keep it hydrated and ready for 2017.

Finally, when you’re ready, you can recycle your tree at a location that grinds trees into mulch or by sinking it in a pond or lake.

See more tips on Christmas tree maintenance and safe disposal options here.

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