Fireproof your Christmas tree

December 5, 2008 3:18:35 PM PST
As more and more Christmas trees go up, firefighters warn the decorations may become a hazard in your home.Besides watering your tree, authorities say there's another step you can take to help fireproof your tree.

It's a mixture that your tree sits in.

To make it:

-2 cups of Karo syrup

-2 ounces of liquid chlorine bleach

-2 pinches of epsom salt

-1/2 teaspoon of Borax

-1 teaspoon of chelated iron

-2 gallons of hot water

Mix all ingredients in a 5 gallon bucket.

Make a fresh cut one inch from the bottom of the tree, and place it in the mixture for 24 hours.

Place the tree in its stand, and add more of the mixture, topping it off each day.

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