1. Pull out the five stablizing feet (A). To open the clamping mechanism move the upper lock (B) away from the stand and raise the lock lock (C) into upper position. 
2. Lift the foot pedal upwards to release the clamping mechanism. Wear suitable footwear. All claws will open simultaneously.
3. Set the trunck onto center spike. Pump the foot pedal until the claws securely fasten the trunk.
4. Lock the feet pedal: lower the red button lock (B) and move the upper lock (A) towards the stand. Fill water max. to fill-line. Your tree is ready to decorate.