Proven Christmas Tree Preservation Methods 

How to prolong Christmas tree life? Sugar, angle cuts, and trunk holes are unnecessary. 

However, if you're not careful at the start of the season, you may have more pine needles than presents by Christmas. 

A Christmas tree bought up at the local tree lot, from a farm, or cut down in the 

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forest (which my family does in Oregon every year as a valued tradition) can live longer with a few tips. 

But none of the tips I give below involve cutting the bottom at an angle or adding 

sugar (or molasses, aspirin, commercial preservatives, or other unneeded substances) to the water to extend the bloom of cut flowers. 

Salt increases flavor and balances sweetness. 

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