When you take a cut tree home, place it into water immediately. Cut off another ½ inch from the trunk before setting the tree into the tree stand. Make sure the tree stand is full of water, and check it daily.
A freshly cut tree that has an adequate water supply will consume a significant amount of water every day, and stay fresh. If a cut tree is not placed in water right away, like those sold at pre-cut tree lots, it will begin an irreversible drying out process. The capillary passages in the trunk seal up, and the tree’s water uptake capacity is reduced. Not long afterward, the needles and outer branches will become brittle.
Please keep your tree watered daily!!