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Wolley

02:54PM | 01/14/03
Hi! My natural Christmas tree in my living room has started to grow new needles. The re-growth is about 1" long on some branches. Do you think that if I keep on watering it every day until spring I could actually plant it in my garden and keep it, or will it die before that?
I live in Canada, about 30 miles south of Montreal, Quebec. Thanks.

rpxlpx

03:19AM | 01/15/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
I think if it begins sprouting roots it could live indefinitely.
Some people around here buy "whole" trees (with the root ball intact) for Christmas and then plant them after the holidays.

Arborist

02:47AM | 01/22/03
Member Since: 12/10/02
6 lifetime posts
Christmas trees can appear "alive" for many months after being cut, including growing new needles. The trees are still drawing water and if they have enough stored energy can continue to grow. The tree will not likely regrow roots after being cut though; as most conifers do not sprout (redwood is the primary exception).


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