Watershed Info No 1082

Daniel Salzler No. 1082
Enviroinsight.org = Four  Items December 25, 2020

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No F.O.G. (Fats Oils Grease Dwn the Drain) This Holiday Season

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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2. Look To The South West Sky An Hour or more After Sunset.

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Once every 400 years.  So close together.  Visible until the end of December.  Believed by some to be a replication of the Christmas star.

3. Recycle Your Live Cut Christmas Tree.  Starting on December  26, Cities all over will begin to open to receive your cut Christmas tree. Go online to your town, city. County to learn where you can drop off your tree.  Example:  www.glendaleaz.com/sanitation

4. How To Keep Your Christmas Tree Needles On The Tree And Off The  Ground.  Despite the rising popularity of artificial Christmas trees, the beauty and smells of a real tree still draw over 20 million Americans to purchase their own ever season. However, with the authenticity and perks of a real tree come the issue of needles falling.  For years, researchers and tree owners have tried dozens of different tricks to minimize the needle sweeping.

Before ever heading to the tree farm, remembering a few key tricks could save you a big mess.

When choosing which tree to cut or selecting a pre-cut tree, an owner can test the strength of the needles by tugging on them lightly. If they come off easily, the tree is most likely not in the best condition. You can also bounce a cut tree softly on ground to see if any loose needles fall off.

After selecting your tree and doing all the work that it takes to drag it into the living room, the first thing to do is to make sure the tree has plenty of water. Trees stay fresh by having consistent and adequate water. According to popularmechanics.com, the sap in a tree will start sealing over the cut base immediately after cutting and the process lasts about three hours.

By quickly hydrating the tree and making sure that the water in the stand is well above the cut bottom, tree owners can ensure needles stay put. A helpful rule is to remember that a tree needs a quart of water for each inch  of its diameter. From there, it’s important to make sure conditions are adequate to help it stay healthy as long as possible.

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