The stand will come with a 3 gallon water basin.
We left the water basin unattached from the stand so at the end of the season you can tllt the tree back and slide the basin out and not spill the left over water in it.
To put the basin under the
tree just tilt it back and slide
it in under the butt. Some times after the tree is straightened the butt will be sitting high in the basin and not getting all the water it could.
If this is happening you should raise the basin with some magazines or something similar.