Fireproof Your Christmas Tree

"Fireproofing a tree is a simple process and well worth the extra effort."
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
4
Yields:
1 gallon
Serves:
1
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ingredients

  • 1 gallon warm water, divided
  • 1 cup alum
  • 12 cup boric acid
  • 2 tablespoons borax
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directions

  • You will also need a bucket and a spray bottle.
  • In the bucket mix 1/2 gallon of warm water, the alum, boric acid and borax.
  • Stir well until the powders dissolve.
  • Finally, stir in the other 1/2 gallon of water, mixing well.
  • Put some solution into a spray bottle and generously spray your tree; probably a good idea to do this outside and/or use a tarp or plastic underneath.
  • Add more of the liquid to the spray bottle as needed, spraying to thoroughly cover the branches and trunk.
  • If you have any of this mixture remaining, add it to the tree stand.
  • Allow the tree to dry before decorating.
  • Make sure to clean up any spilled water or pine needles to avoid staining.

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