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Make fresh Christmas trees less flammable

(Dec 01, 2011)

If you are going to put a real tree up for Christmas this year, the Westminster Fire Department recommends this holiday recipe for a fire-retardant Christmas tree provided by the Burn Institute.

This recipe allows the base of the tree to take up water, moves water and sugar out to every branch and needle in the tree, provides the components for the production of chlorophyll to help keep the tree green, and prevents mold from forming.

In addition, there will be a noticeable increase in the tree’s natural evergreen fragrance, plus the tendency to shed few needles means less mess to clean up after the holidays!

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