Now that we have trees available it seemed appropriate provide our recipe for Tree Preservative.
To preserve the freshness of your Cabin John Park VFD Holiday Tree, we recommend the following recipe:
Fill a 2 Gallon bucket 2/3 full with boiling water and stir in the following ingredients:
- 1 pint Karo Corn Syrup (clear)
- A pinch of Epsom Salt
- ½ teaspoon of Borax Powder
- 2 ounces of Liquid Clorox Bleach
Stir vigorously and pour the mixture into your Tree Stand.
ENSURE THAT YOU PLACE A PROTECTIVE COVER UNDER YOUR TREE STAND.
SECURELY COVER THE REMAINDER OF THE RECIPE FOR FUTURE USE.
OCCASIONALLY TOP OFF YOUR TREE STAND AS NEEDED.
USE CAUTION WHEN STORING THIS RECIPE.
SAFEGUARD FROM CHILDREN AND PETS.
Wondering why you should water your Holiday Tree? Check out this video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.