I am really stretching back into school biology here, But I thought that
trees only used the underlying section just below the bark to supply the
tree with nutrients from the roots, the middle of the tree was not active at
Any tree experts out there ??
Yep. And the suggestion of a 1/2 hole on each side is to give
better exposure to that layer, and making the hole any deeper
The routine of drilling the hole frequently comes up with a fresh cut with
tree stand bottom blocking flow. That's the reason for the center spike. To
hold the tree in place, and space it above the bottom of the stand bowl.
The tree might just be in pain after being cut down. Try giving it two asprin
and check it in the morning.
Sorry, I couldn't help it.
Merry Christmas & Great New Year!
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This is Turtle.
I think Noozer got it with the flate butt of the trunk sitting flate on the
bottom of the pan. If you restrict the veines of the truck it will not take on
Secondly take some of this stuff call miricle grow and mix it up strongly and
put it in the water. the tree will stay green till next Christmas.
"> We cut a fress Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago at a local tree
How long was it from cutting to putting into water? Two weeks? Once a tree
is cut, it should be put into fairly deep water (I use a bucket) to start it
drinking the day it is cut. The base should be recut another 1/2 inch or so
to expose fresher wood, immediately upon getting the tree home, with a 1/4
inch bevel cut around the base along the bark, using a very sharp utility
knife, to expose phloem/xylem channels. I use a flat stone or gravel to keep
tree base off bottom of bucket. Once tree is stored in shady cool place like
this, it can be moved whenever you like into the house, even weeks later,in
a bucket style tree base with righting bolts. While outside, it should be
topped off daily. It will drink like crazy for several days, then slow down
markedly by the end of a week, but by that time the tree will be hydrated
and resist drying once it is inside.
This does not occur very often, but there are occasionally some
Christmas trees that are alcoholics. You will need to fill the stand
with beer or some hard liquor such as whiskey or rum. Once the stand
has been filled with your favorite alcoholic beverage, decorate the
tree as usual, except it is highly recommended by "The National
Association for Alcoholic Christmas Trees" (NAACT), that you install
some sort of durable string or wire from the center of the trees trunk
to a solid object, such as the wall behind the tree. The reason for
this is because drunk trees tend to fall over easier than those that
are on the wagon. It would be a good idea to take your tree to an
"Alcoholics Anonymous" (AA) meeting, as soon as the holidays are over,
so that it can recover from it's alcoholism and from all the stress of
the holidays. On a final note, you might consider using some egg nog
containing a large amount of rum in the stand, because that would be
the most traditional Christmas beverage.
Merry Christmas to you, your family, and your drunk tree !!!
Ho Ho Ho
On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 14:14:14 GMT, Finite Guy
On Sun, 26 Dec 2004 12:35:11 -0500, "Michael Baugh"
And also, the essay quiz was posted to the burden of Christians, who
need to prove their faith to the rest of us. We who don't follow it's
principles have no need or obligation to prove the tenets of
Christianity (duh!). Unfortunately, this is too big of a concept for you
right now. Please work a little harder on your GED and come back when
On Sun, 26 Dec 2004 13:58:52 -0500, "Michael Baugh"
I put that in specifically because I wanted you to pick up and run with
it. People always resort to spelling/grammar lames when they've
hideously lost an argument and have nothing left.
Thanks for proving my point!!!!!
Spank claimed again.......
On Sun, 26 Dec 2004 07:20:33 -0500, equalizer <> wrote:
Maybe today, but the tree was orginally brought into the house this
time of year to welcome woodland spirts of life into your home during
the death of winter.
The christmas tree was added to the 25th of December over time and
tradition, nothing to do with the birth of Christ.
tom @ www.ChopURL.com
replying to Finite Guy, David wrote:
Mine won't drink water either.
I looked online and it said that when a tree is cut at it's base the sap at the
base dries and hardens, preventing water and sap loss from the tree. It also
said that the sap can take up to 6 hours to harden at the cut.
My tree was cut and i brought it home and put it in the garage on its side over
night before setting it up the next morning. I think mine is beyond saving.
This was the first time it's happened to me in maybe 10 Christmas tree preps.
Guess I should have been quicker on the drawer.
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