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#516713 - 02/12/20 09:05 AM Artificial xmas trees
Blaze Offline

Registered: 09/24/18
Posts: 7
Loc: IL
Anyone know how to keep the limbs open when sinking an artificial tree? I'm putting the jug on it to keep it vertical.

#516716 - 02/12/20 10:11 AM Re: Artificial xmas trees [Re: Blaze]
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Loc: Parsons KS
I would think you could zip ties and nylon rope them open somehow.
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#516719 - 02/12/20 11:05 AM Re: Artificial xmas trees [Re: Blaze]
Blaze Offline

Registered: 09/24/18
Posts: 7
Loc: IL
Thanks for the ideas. I might resort to that if I need to. Problem is there are so many limbs.Maybe weaving the nylon rope?

Any other suggestions? Or people who have done this before? I put a few in my last pond and learned a little as I made mistakes.First one fell to the side and the limbs closed stll good for minnows but not the area wanted. Second I put the bottle on and ffrom fish finder saw it standing vertical but most limbs closed. Third one I lost rack of in the 5 acre pond.

Keep er coming.

#516721 - 02/12/20 11:10 AM Re: Artificial xmas trees [Re: Blaze]
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What about expanding foam them open or putting a shim in the holes? Much easier to just pick up real xmas tree after their use and sink them - IMO.

Edited by ewest (02/12/20 11:11 AM)

#516735 - 02/12/20 02:12 PM Re: Artificial xmas trees [Re: Blaze]
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Registered: 09/24/18
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Loc: IL
I do the real too. But found they breakdown in about 5 yr. They lose thier leaves yr 1 but are covered in tiny weeds already. So no effect by leave lose, but limbs break off and your best cover is the jug used to keep them vertical. Ideally I would add new real trees every year. The artificial do not break down. I do know however that crappie prefer real wood.

#516745 - 02/12/20 06:19 PM Re: Artificial xmas trees [Re: Blaze]
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Registered: 05/03/14
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Loc: East Texas, USA
You could try staking them to lake bottom. Hammer 8 foot stake (largest I could find) in 5 or 6 foot depth, then tie tree (artificial or natural) to it. Either let it get waterlogged & sink, or tie cinderblock to base.

Won't tip over, you know exactly where it is, and you can easily add more over time.

Edited by anthropic (02/12/20 06:22 PM)
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