Christmas Trees
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Replanting a cut Christmas tree

Zone 96822 | Anonymous added on December 26, 2017 | Answered

I just read your article from June regarding planting a cut Christmas tree. The article says you can't ... Nonetheless, my tree is over a month old now and it has not browned. Moreover, in the last week, it started sprouting all over with new growth ... How is this possible?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on December 26, 2017

The new vegetation you are seeing is coming from buds that grew on the tree before it was cut. This article explains why it happens:
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/why_is_my_christmas_tree_beginning_to_grow

Unfortunately, the tree won't be able to grow outdoors, because it will eventually exhaust its resources and won't be able to grow new roots.

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