Water your Christmas tree without bending using clever trick from reader

by Connie Oswald Stofko

funnel to water Christmas tree
Photo courtesy Rick Martinez

“I don’t have to get down on my hands and knees to water the Christmas tree anymore,” said Rick Martinez of Niagara Falls.

If you have a real Christmas tree, you know you have to keep it watered. Here’s a great tip from Martinez that makes watering your Christmas tree a little bit easier.

You need a small funnel and four feet of half-inch tubing. Insert the funnel into the tubing.

Use zip ties to attach the tubing to the trunk at the funnel and again just above the water in the tree stand or reservoir.

“I put the lower end of the tubing just at the high water level of the reservoir,” Martinez said. “That way when I hear the tinkling noise stop I know it’s full.”

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