The winds are out with loud increasing shout,
Where late before them walked the biting frost;
Whirling the leaves in their wild sport about,
And strewing twig and limb are path acrost.
–Jones Very (1813–80)
Here’s how to keep your Christmas tree fresh. Remember, watering is critical! A freshly cut tree can consume a gallon of water in 24 hours! See our expert tips—plus 10 ideas on how to recycle that tree after the holidays.