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Extend The Life Of Trees & Wreaths For A Full Season Of Enjoyment!
New Hydra Formula extends the life and freshness of trees, wreaths, garlands, and holly.
Professional Concentrate Available In Gallons & Drums
1 ounce to 2 gallons
Spray on trees to the point of runoff before bailing to ensure freshness
Wreaths & Garlands
1 ounce to 2 gallons of water
Dip wreath or evergreen material in product for 15 to 30 minutes to hydrate. Vita may also be
sprayed on to the point of runoff but dipping gives better coverage.
1 ounce to 2 gallons of water
Spray on trees and wreaths once daily especially in Sunbelt areas to maintain freshness. Sell 8
ounce bottles of Vita Christmas to Consumers to put in water bowl and spray or dip wreaths.
Non-toxic to pets – New safety seal/no leak bottle. 1 ounce to 1 gallon of water –8 ounce bottle
makes 8 gallons of product. Re-cut Christmas tree and put Vita in water bowl to keep tree moist.
May also be used to spray or dip wreaths & garlands.
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Fire Prevention Demo-Tree Facts
Frasier Fir-Cut November 24, 1998 – Salem, OR
(86 days from cut date as of 2-18-99)
Noble Fir – Cut November 26, 1998 – Oregon City, OR
(84 days from cut date as of 2-18-99
Scotch Pine – Cut November 30, 1998 – Estacada, OR
(80 days from cut date as of 2-18-99)
Trees were baled and arrived at Whitfill Nursery in Phoenix, AZ the first week of December. These trees remained baled and were covered with burlap. They were never shown on the lot.
Mitchell’s Christmas Trees sponsored a model retail lot for the National Christmas Tree Association Marketing Conference February 4, 1999 at the San Marcos in Chandler, AZ. They had sold all of their Christmas trees and asked Whitfill if they could pick up their dump trees; it would have been expensive for them to ship in more trees. Mitchell’s picked up 30 cut trees from Whitfill Nursery January 4, 1999. They picked up another 30 trees January 11, 1999. It was their hope to have enough good trees out of the sixty to display in February even though the temperatures were ranging in the 60-70° range and the dew point extremely low.
They had asked Vita Products for free Vita Christmas Tree & Wreath Preservative to see if it would assist in sustaining the tree moisture until February 4, 1999 even though these were 1998 cut trees. Vita is not a flame retardant; it does not seal up the tree. By using it as a foliar spray to the point of runoff, it hydrates the tree through the needle surface and systemically hydrates by using it in the water bowl.
Kathy Mitchell was in charge of caring for the cut trees. The trees were recut and first sprayed with Vita Christmas Tree & Wreath Preservative January 11, 1999. She mixed the Vita 1 ounce to 2 gallons of water and put it in a backpack sprayer for application. She sprayed the trees to the point of run off one to two times a week. Some trees received Vita in the water bowl and others didn’t. Some residual spray also went into the water bowl. She also used a 20 gallon lawn hose attachment sprayer which worked well for application.
Trees were transported from Phoenix to Chandler February 3, 1999 for the model tree lot. Trees were set up outside February 3, 1999 near the tennis courts at the San Marcos in Chandler, AZ. Vita Christmas was not applied after they were set up.
February 5, 1999 a demonstration for the National Christmas Tree Association was shown by Vita Products, Inc. to demonstrate that the trees were still fresh and moist and that a moist tree will not support combustion. A propane torch was set to the needles of a randomly selected Frasier Fir, Noble Fir and Scotch Pine Tree. Another demonstration was shown with a half newspaper rolled into a ball, and placed into the tree limb. The paper was then set on fire. None of the trees ignited; the moisture content of the tree actually extinguished the fire. The ultimate test was conducted on a Scotch Pine which was extremely dry. The paper ball was ignited and the small tree ignited at the top but would not burn down the tree. It eventually put itself out.
John Gardner – Fire Marshall
City of Chandler