According to the Dural Christmas tree farm, taking 2 cm off the stump before placing it in water will enable your tree to absorb enough water. In addition, they recommend Placing the tree in a stand that can hold up to four litres of water. Remember to check the levels daily.
“If the water drops below the trunk, the trunk may seal itself and not be able to absorb water and the stump will need to be cut again,” the tree farm website says.
Keeping an eye on your water level can be tricky, especially if you have low hanging branches.
Luckily, a Reddit user has come up with a great solution.
“We always buy very full Christmas trees, and it can be hard to see the water level in the morning. You're not sure if the tree needs water, nor can you tell when the reservoir is full.
"No problem! Drop a ping pong ball in the water. When the water level is high, you can see the ball. When you can't see the ball, give it water until you can see it.”