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Making the Tree Stand Up Straight
  
  • Perhaps the simplest of Christmas tree stands is a bucket filled to near the top with wet sand - a not-too-tall tree will stay upright (with not too heavy ornaments) just by its trunk being held in a foot or so of not-too-soppy sand. (Donít forget to keep the sand moistened!)
  • Another favorite (see them at Christmas tree lots) is the crossed wooden slats. The tree trunk is nailed to the base where the slats cross. (The slat that doesnít naturally reach the ground has to have fill-in pieces attached to the ends to make feet). The problem with this is that thereís no way to keep the tree watered; but if you only have your tree up for a little while, thatís okay. (And you can save money by buying often half-off trees a day or two before Christmas!)
  • If youíre going to purchase a use-it-again tree stand, look for one A) thatís heavy, B) that has wide-spreading "feet", and C) that has a tightening system that accommodates different sizes of trunks.

  

 

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