I had a nice radio conversation with Sam Zamarippa (www.sammyevergreen.com) on Saturday about how to treat living
• Leave outdoors in a shady spot until mid-December. Spray foliage with an anti-transpirant such as Cloud Cover or Wilt Pruf.
• Transport indoors on December 15. A child's wagon, lined with plastic, makes a good cart. The tree can be left in the wagon or it can be set into a wide, shallow pan indoors.
• Water the root ball every day. Use at least two quarts of water each time. Pour the water slowly on top of the root ball and allow it to soak in. Do not just pour water into the pan. TIP: Put ice cubes on top of the root ball and allow them to slowly melt.
• Close all hot air vents near the tree. Try to keep the room cool for most of each day.