The best thing you can do for your fresh tree is
to give it plain water... and lots of it!
Tips for a Longer Lasting Tree
When you get home, follow these simple steps and you will have a fresh tree throughout the holiday season.
If you are not planning on setting up your tree right away, store it away from sunlight and wind. The best place is in an unheated basement or garage.
Preparing the base
Cut an inch off the base of a tree. This fresh cut allows the tree to take in fresh water. If you don't do this, the base seals up and will not take in water. Immedately after making the cut, place your tree into a stand filled with warm water.