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Fireproof your Christmas Tree to have a Happy and Safe Holiday

This message is for anyone who celebrates Christmas with a real natural tree. This formula will help fireproof your tree. Someone passed this on to me so I thought I would do the same and pass it on to all of you.
Every year many dreams result in tragedy from Christmas trees catching on fire. Traditionally, we take a dead or dying tree (usually a spruce or fur, which is highly flammable when dry), not properly prepared, set it in our homes and wrap it with electrical wires. What an invitation for fire!! Provided you follow the directions carefully, this remedy should make your Christmas tree fireproof.
  • Two cups of Karo Syrup
  • Two ounces of liquid Chlorine Bleach
  • Two pinches of Epson Salt
  • One-half teaspoon of "Borax"
  • One teaspoon of Chelated Iron
  • Hot water
You can purchase the Karo Syrup, "Borax" and liquid Chlorine Bleach from your local supermarket. The Epson Salt can be purchased at the drug store and the Chelated Iron (pronounced Key-Lated) can be purchased from a garden shop or plant store.
1. With a saw, take your recently-purchased Christmas Tree and make a fresh cut at the base on the tree trunk. Cut an inch off of the based of the tree trying to make a level cut.
2. Immediately after cutting the base off the tree, mix your fireproofing ingredients as listed above. Fill a two gallon bucket with hot water to within one inch of the top and add the ingredients. Stir thoroughly.
3. Immediately stand the trunk of the tree in this solution and leave for 24 hours.
4. Keep the remaining solution and place your tree in a tree stand that contains a well where liquids can be poured.
5. When the tree is in it's final resting place, use a plastic cup to pour solution from the bucket into the tree well. Fill the well.
6. Every day without exception, the well of the tree stand must be "topped-off" with the solution 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! If your curious, after Christmas, when you remove your tree, snap off a branch and try to set it on fire OUTSIDE.
How does it work?
In a nut-shell the Karo Syrup provides the sugar necessary 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 Epson Salt and Iron from the Chelated Iron provide essential components for the production of chlorophyll which will keep the tree green. The bleach prevents mold from forming in your solution.
Some of the other beneficial side-effects of this procedure are that the needles will not drop and you will notice an increase in natural pine fragrance.
I would like to give credit to the person who wrote this but I have no idea who that is.