For the first week or so after being re-cut and brought indoors, a live-cut tree absorbs up to
a gallon of water a day in a heated house. A tree stand should hold from one to six gallons of
water. The best ones have a broad base that serves as the water reservoir and provides
stability. A small top opening reduces water evaporation in warm rooms.
To avoid having to crawl under the tree to add water, insert a length of plastic tubing into
the stand when setting it up. Use tubing that will fit over the end of a funnel. Simply add
water through the tubing as needed.