Rummaging through your box of Christmas ornaments brings back so many memories. Stars made from children’s hands, who have long since grown. Ornaments passed down from generation to generation. Local decorations collected from your travels around the country and the globe.
It’s tough to decide which ones belong on the tree this year! Swept up in the festivities, sometimes even our trees chime in! They can add a few fixings of their own, like fresh buds and darling pine cones.
When a cut Christmas tree grows in your home, it can feel a lot like a Christmas miracle. Does that mean you can replant the tree to keep the holiday bliss going? Unfortunately, no, but there is another way you can bring your Christmas tree back to life.
Wait! Don’t trees need healthy roots to grow? Without roots, how do Christmas trees do this?
Although it may seem like magic, it’s all about the science of how trees react in the dormant season. Trees need to go through a stint of cold weather before they get the signal in spring to grow again. For conifers, the typical cold period is about eight weeks.
Once trees clock in all their dormant hours, they’re just waiting for temperatures to heat up, so they can start growing again. If Christmas trees were inactive for long enough outside, the heat inside could prompt them to begin growing as if it’s springtime. Cool, huh?
Sorry to say, but trees without roots can’t be replanted. But, if you still want a keepsake from your treasured Christmas tree, it is possible to grow a new plant from one of the tree’s branches.
Replanting a branch is like starting a new tree from scratch. It’s not an easy job and takes a ton of patience.