Asked on Dec 12, 2018

How do I stop the water in the bottom of the tree stand from smelling?

DianeGarden Up Green - CaroleNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


6 answers
  • Em
    on Dec 12, 2018

    plug it's nose ah-ha-ha-ha-ha. 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda in a quart of water. Mix in a bottle and use this water to refresh your tree throughout the season.

  • Gk
    on Dec 12, 2018

    The water in your tree stand shouldn't smell. You should be putting fresh water in your stand daily and the tree should be soaking it up daily. With a fresh cut tree I have had to fill the stand several times daily but it does slow down the longer the tree is up. But if you are concerned you could try removing the excess water with a turkey baster or a small shop vac and put fresh water in daily. Some people use 7 Up pop/soda rather than water.

  • Charlene M Bailey-Allard
    on Dec 12, 2018

    Many don't get to the tree daily but thank you.

  • Why is it smelling? It shouldn't. Any pets in the house? Was a fresh cut done just before placing in stand? Check every day. Add a bit of baking soda to the water and see if that does the trick.

  • Garden Up Green - Carole
    on Dec 14, 2018

    Place a open box of baking soda near it and that will absorb the scent.

  • Diane
    on Dec 14, 2018

    A drop off of bleach will kill the odor causing bacteria

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