Going through your photo album of Christmas photos brings back good memories. Besides saving your old photos, you can save a piece of your Christmas tree as well. When a cut Christmas tree flourishes in your house, it feels like a Christmas miracle. You might be wondering, “can I root a cutting from my Christmas tree?”
Sadly, no, you can’t. However, there is another way you can bring new life to your old Christmas tree.
Your Cut Christmas Tree is Sprouting Pine Cones and Buds
Trees necessitate healthy roots to grow. Without roots, how can a Christmas tree sprout pine cones or buds?
Though it might seem like magic, it’s all about the knowledge of how trees respond in the dormant season. Trees must go through a period of cold weather before they get the sign in the springtime to grow once more. For conifers, the usual cold period is around eight weeks.
Once trees do all their dormant hours, they’re just anticipating for temps to go up so they can begin growing again. If your Christmas trees were inactive for a long time outside, the heat inside could stimulate it to start developing as if it’s spring.
Replanting a Christmas Tree That Has Growing Buds
Sad to say, but rootless trees can’t be replanted. Though, if you still desire a memento from your cherished Christmas tree, it’s possible to grow a new tree from one of the tree’s limbs.
Replanting a Tree Branch
Replanting a branch is like beginning planting a new tree job from scratch. It’s not a simple task and requires plenty of patience.
Here’s What You Need to Do
Pack a pot with potting soil and wet the soil so that it’s damp. Next, use a pencil to create a hole in the soil.
Slice a couple of vertical slits into the bottom of the branch, then put into root hormone powder, which you can buy at your local York tree service business. Lastly, put the stem into the soil. That’s it! All that’s left is to watch it grow. You will have a new tree that will create unique Christmas memories.