I found this recipe for fireproofing a Christmas tree on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall of the church where my daughter takes voice lessons. Do not omit any ingredients.
From Gordon Barnes, garden expert on radio station WTOP, Washington, D.C.
In a two-gallon bucket, mix:
- 1 gallon HOT water from the tap
- 1 pint clear Karo syrup
- 2 ounces chlorine bleach
- 2 pinches Epsom salts
- 1/2 teaspoon Twenty Mule Team Borax
Stir the formula well. Now cut off an inch or two from the bottom of your tree. Place the tree securely in the bucket of liquid out-of-doors. After five days, the tree will be fireproof. Fill your tree stand with this formula when you bring the tree indoors. Refill the stand with the formula when needed.
- via St. David’s Church