To ensure your Christmas Tree stays at
its best throughout the Christmas season, be sure to follow our
simple Christmas Tree care instructions, and wait until the start of December to purchase your Tree.
Care of the
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 do so more quickly than others. The best way to ensure satisfaction
is to care for the tree while it is in your home. A tree should
be treated like any plant being brought into a warm, dry atmosphere.
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 stand it in a bucket of water and store your
tree outside, but out of the wind, which will dry it out and will
blow the tree over.
- When you are ready mount your tree
in a water-holding stand and place it away from direct heat.
- Keep the container topped
up with water every day; you will be surprised how much it needs.
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 of success.