Christmas trees are engaged in a race against time, from being cut down to Christmas Eve, where their beauty must be maximized. An old housewife's remedy recommends adding an aspirin tablet to the water for the Christmas tree to extend its period of looking beautiful (Aesthetic Lifespan: AL). However, there is no evidence supporting this advice, so we pose the question: Can acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) prolong the lifespan of Norway spruces in terms of AL? We will include 60 spruce branches divided into three groups of 20 and examine the effects of ASA compared to a placebo group, as well as a group where we intervene with Sildenafil.
Our hypothesis is that the antipyretic effect of aspirin will lower the internal temperature of the spruce branches, bringing them closer to the conditions in which the tree was cut down - the cold December weather.