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How to care for your festive fir

Published 29/11/2010 | 05:00

Buying a tree early does not affect freshness.

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If the purchaser treats it in a similar fashion to fresh flowers from the time of purchase then it will still look as good on New Year's Day.

Those bought early should be taken out of their net and left outside for up to five days before being erected.

Ideally the base should be recut and placed in a water-holding stand away from direct heat.

Irish Independent

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