To ensure your Christmas Tree stays at
its best throughout the Christmas season, be sure to follow these
simple Christmas Tree care instructions.
Care of the Christmas Tree
It is part of the life cycle of
the conifer tree that it sheds needles and they will accelerate
that shedding particularly if they are allowed to dry out. Some
trees may do so more quickly than others.
A Christmas tree should
be treated like any plant being brought into the warm, dry atmosphere of a house during December.
Cut Christmas Trees
It is essential that cut trees
should be fresh when purchased. When selecting your Christmas Tree
look to see that the needles are not dull or dry. The branches should
not be brittle. The outer (green) needles should not fall off if
the tree is gently shaken.
- When you buy your tree we will cut
about 3 cm (one inch) off the butt in order to open up the pores
of the tree
- As soon as possible after this,
stand the tree in water - a bucket or a water retaining stand
- If the tree is not going to be put
inside straight away, store your
tree out of the wind and sun in a secure area.
- When you are ready, place your tree
in a water-holding stand and place it away from direct heat
- Remember to keep watering your tree as it may drink up to one litre (two pints) a day..
Potted Christmas Trees
These are trees that have been
grown in the field and only recently been put in their pots. The
trees should look fresh. The trees will be small and seldom more
than 1.50cm (four foot). The trees should be watered and cared for
as for any house plant but do remember to place a tray under the
pot to protect your carpet - the pot like any plant pot has holes
in it. After Christmas it could be planted out with a small chance