Caring for your Christmas Tree

Proper care is vital to ensure your tree lasts the festive period, here are some key tips for caring for your Christmas Tree:

Position your tree away from any heat sources such as radiators, fireplaces and direct sunlight.

Heat dries out your tree faster, so the further away it is from heat the better and fresher it will remain. The Nordmann Fir originates from the mountainous regions of Eastern Europe and thrives in cold climates.

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Water regularly

The most crucial tip. Christmas trees need water to survive and stay fresh and health. Place in plain water and keep it hydrated by checking everyday that the trunk nicely submerged.

Your tree may drink 1-2 litres of water per day, depending on its size and your heating. Once the water level drops below the trunk, sap will re-seal the bark within a few hours, preventing the tree from drinking any further water.

Open and leave it outside

Secure the tree in the stand outside the house and carefully remove the netting and leave it outside for a few days to let the tree settle into its natural position before bringing inside and decorating.

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Saw off an inch off the trunk upon receiving it.

This creates a fresh cut and opens up the pores in the bark removing any dried-out wood or sap to allow it to efficiently absorb water.

Place in a sturdy stand

Use a good sturdy stand that can hold a good amount of water, with a well that you can access.