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by John Dromgoole
This recipe contains bleach, so be careful
about getting it on a carpet or rug.
This recipe will NOT make your tree fire PROOF, but it will slow down the drying-out.
How it works:
The Karo syrup provides the necessary sugar to allow the base of the tree to take up water. The tree may take up 1/5 gallons of water over a two-week period. Boron in the borax allows the tree to move the water and sugar out to every branch and needle in the tree.
Magnesium compounds in the Epsom salt and iron from the chelated iron provide essential components for the production of chlorophyll that will keep the tree green. The bleach keeps mold from forming in your solution.
This procedure will help prevent the needles from dropping and will increase the natural fragrance of the tree.
Article Type: Tip