Cool, moist trees are happy trees.
So lower your thermostat. Don’t place the tree near a window facing the sun, or near a heating vent. And while location is key, the three most important words in Christmas trees are hydration, hydration, hydration.
Water your tree immediately when it arrives home. And add some tree preservative.
Check the water level every day.
Our Elf’s recommends that you fresh cut at least ½ inch off the bottom of the tree before putting it in water. And if your tree dries up in spite of your best intentions, all is not lost. Remove the water with a turkey baster or wet/dry vacuum; drill small holes through the bark around the base,
BELOW the water line; and refill the container.
Spritzing your tree, wreaths or garlands with water (being mindful of lights and ornaments) frequently will also prolong their beauty.