Want to make that tree stay alive (without all the shedding needles) longer?
Here's a special recipe that should do the trick...
Pour 2 gallons of hot water into a five gallon container, add the following:
1 pint of clear Karo syrup
4 oz of liquid chlorine bleach
2 oz kitchen vinegar
1/2 tsp. 20 Mule Team Borax
2 oz liquid Woolite
Stir ingredients into water, cut 1/2 inch from stump and stand tree in container to soak for 4-5 days. Prop in a shady area or in garage.