I'm sure you heard or read about countless different ways to keep your tree looking fantastic by adding different things to the water in your tree stand. It's been rumored than adding things like bleach, syrup, sugar, or the even vodka to your tree water will prolong its life span.
Ready to hear the truth now? These are just rumors. Researchers have found that the best way to keep your tree looking as fresh as the day you purchased it is to use ordinary tap water—and it doesn't have to be spring or mineral water. Don't believe everything that you read, there are no miracle concoctions.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|