Back to cut Christmas trees...
According to the National Christmas Tree Association and Dr. Gary Chastagner, Washington State University, "your best bet is just plain tap water. It doesn't have to be distilled water or mineral water or anything like that. So the next time someone tells you to add ketchup or something more bizarre to your tree stand, don't believe it."
Most experts insist that plain old water is all you need to keep your Christmas tree fresh through Christmas. Have I mentioned water before?
What Kind of Christmas Tree Should You Buy?
The National Christmas Tree Association provides an excellent site listing the most popular Christmas trees. Each species is described in detail with information on their individual display advantages and cultivating needs. I also list the 10 most popular Christmas trees sold in the United States.
Also, you may want to start growing your own Christmas trees. If you are curious how Christmas tree farming takes place - The NCTA's web site is probably the best place to go to get into the business. They help you market you trees, help pick the tree best suited for your area, give advice on the care of your trees, and the list goes on.
I have reviewed the favorite book of many Christmas tree grower's - written by Lewis Hill. Read my book review of Christmas Trees: Growing & Selling Trees, Wreaths & Greens