Lay off the aspirin, sugar or soda pop when you give your freshly cut Christmas tree a drink. Such additives do not help keep your tree fresh through the holiday season, said a University of Missouri forestry professor.
"Do not use additives in the water, including floral preservatives or commercial tree preservatives," said Hank Stelzer.
Additional home remedies to avoid include molasses, bleach and honey, he said. Still another no-no