Oh Christmas tree

by statia on January 2, 2005

We promptly took our tree down the day after Christmas since it seemed to be dying unexplicably. We put it on the back porch for the interim, until we can find out about tree disposal. The other day I noticed it was looking a bit greener than it had before. Because I’m a glutton, I decided to open the door and fondle my tree.

That fucker came back to life. That tree has done nothing but mock me since we got the thing home. The odd thing is that it had stopped taking in water. We had to baste it all out when we took it down. Maybe we were drowning our tree (and yes, we did cut some of the trunk down when we put it in the stand)?

“I’m so glad Merry Christmas comes yust once a year. ”

{ 5 comments }

Deltus January 2, 2005 at 11:33 am

The tree longed to be roaming in the wild with the other trees. You may have cut some of it’s trunk, but you didn’t break it’s spirit.

*fondles your tree*

Kevin Donahue January 2, 2005 at 8:54 pm

HNY!

Tom January 3, 2005 at 8:34 am

I own my Christmas Tree farm, and I can tell you a few things about trees. Many trees either grown in the pacific northwest, or in Pennsylvania.

The weather in the left coast is very different than those other places. Plus to get to california, they sit in trains, or trucks for a while.

It was good to cut a bit of the stump off your tree, but they actually only drink from the outside most ring between the stump and the bark. And even then they will only drink for
about 2 weeks. Never add aspirin, clorox, or stuff to your water. It actually makes them drop faster. Think about it, in the wild do they take aspirin?

Depending on which type of tree you bought will determine the liklihood of keeping needles. Fir trees such as the Douglas Fir or Fraser Fir are excellent at needle retention. Spruce such as Blue, White, and Norway spruce totally suck at needle retention and should never be purchased.

Tom January 3, 2005 at 8:35 am

one more thing. The reason that the treee probably came back to life is because trees absorb a good deal of mouisture through their needles. It was probably more humid outside than in your house, and therefore the tree had more moisture to absorb.

Jenny January 3, 2005 at 10:03 am

do be do! yea. thats why we dont get live trees. we dont know when their dying or not. and we dont want some strange tree disease either…

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