Step 5: Fluff tree
Shake your tree vigorously to remove dead needles. Add water to the stand, and let the tree drink for a few hours to overnight. Add more water as necessary. Eventualy the branches will drop down to a more normal position. Now you can do the final screw adjustments, making the tree stand up as straight as it's going to get. Spin the tree to present its best side to the room.