Christmas Trees
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Will alkaline water kill my Christmas tree

Zone BB5 2JD | Teteuo22 added on December 2, 2018 | Answered

I purchased a large Christmas tree yesterday. I have placed it in a large bucket type stand with gravel holding it in place. I opted for the bucket stand so it can be watered and last longer. However once the tree was up I noticed the gravel is limestone and I am worried that if I add water it will be very alkaline. Will this harm the tree or is no water worse than the wrong pH level? Any advice is very much appreciated

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drtreelove
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Answered on December 3, 2018

If it is a cut tree, no roots, then no water is worse than high pH. I recommend rinsing the rocks and dumping the water out once or twice before placement and trimming.
Happy Christmas.

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