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Thread: Fireproofing your XMAS Tree
12-06-2002, 09:09 AM #1Budget101.comGuest
Fireproofing your XMAS Tree
<font face="Arial" size="2">Fire proofing your Christmas Tree
2 cups Karo Syrup (Grocery Store)
2 ounces Liquid Chlorine Bleach (Grocery Store)
2 pinches Epsom Salt (Drug Store)
1/2 teaspoon “Borax” (Grocery Store)
One Teaspoon Cleated Iron (Garden Store)
- With a saw make fresh cut to the bottom of your Christmas tree. Try to cut level taking off at least one inch.
- Immediately after you cut the tree mix your fireproofing ingredients. Fill a two gallon bucket with hot water to within one inch of the top then add ingredients and mix well.
- Immediately stand the tree in this solution and let it sit for 24 hours.
- Place your tree in a stand with a well where liquids can be poured (SAVE REMAINING SOLUTION).
- After your tree is in the stand fill solution from the bucket into tree well using a cup or other smaller container.
- Every day without exception , the well of the tree stand must be “TOPPED-UP” with the soultion from the two gallon bucket.
Follow these simple directions and your tree will be fireproofed. It may save your home and family from those fire tragedies we always hear about around the holidays!
This is how it works: The Kyro Syrup provides the sugar nessary to allow the base of the tree to take up water. Up to 1.5 gallons of water can be taken up by the tree over a two week period. Boron in the “Borax” allows the tree to move the water and sugar out to every branch and needles in your tree. Magnesium compounds in the Epsom Salt and Iron form the Cleated Iron provide essential components for the production of chlorophyll which will keeep the tree green. The bleach prevents mold from forming in your solution.Some of the other beneficial side-affects of this procedure are that the needles will not drop and you will notice an increase in natural pine fragrance.</dd>