Christmas Tree – The easiest way to water a living tree while it is in the house is to put ice cubes on top of the root ball.
The results of tests done by Sunset magazine showed that trees that had a commercial preservative added to the water were more flame resistant than trees using plain water or homemade preservatives. Always make a fresh cut before putting the tree in the stand. Keep water in the basin at all times.
Don't Forget Our Outdoor Friends - Provide water for birds and wildlife, but keep water sources free of ice.