2 days is really no big deal as long as you keep your flowers out of bright sunlight or near a radiator.
I'm a florist in Essex UK and we would expect our cut flower bouquets to last 10-14 days. We have customers who contact us complementing that their flowers have lasted 3 weeks!
We do not do anything special, just cut stems with a very sharp knife or ...
It can damage the chain blade. If this happens to you, use a sharpener to sharpen the affected blades.
I always find nail at the lower area of the tree where people like to hang things.
The same thing can happen if it hits wire or rocks, etc. Even with this, my chains usually last 5 to 10 cords of 18" firewood before I need to replace them
Pay close ...