Friday, December 8, 2017

The Thirsty Tree

            Just reminder to all you real Christmas tree people out there; have you been making sure your tree’s water bowl is filled?

            I am always amazed at the amount of water that gets sucked up during its stay here on Perry Street. In the beginning we’re filling the bowl with two quarts in the morning and two at night; about a week later once a day seems to quench its hydration needs. I figure that at least fourteen gallons have left the bowl since we’ve set it upright.

             Keeping it watered is to keep open the cambium tubes that suck the water. If for any reason it goes dry after that, it will stop, those tubes shut down. If that happens try this; pour hot tap water into the bowl, maybe it will soften up that which has stuffed it up. I’m not making any guarantees, but it’s worth a try.


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