If you have never seen something like this it will blow you away. A dry Christmas tree will is extremely dangerous. This tree was about 5 weeks old and we constantly add water to it but it still doesn't matter. I did not add any accelerants added to the tree. It doesn't take much to get this thing going. Please be careful and get them out of your house as soon as possible. Also, I did this in a 55 gallon drum and on a slate patio.