11 Nov 2015
Christmas Tree Care
Fill your home with the gorgeous scent of a cut Christmas Tree.
By following a simple few care instructions your tree will look amazing from the 1st of December to Christmas Day.
Our cut Christmas Trees are fresh and stored in a bucket of water pending sale so that’s a great start.
Once you tree is home:
- If you are not decorating your tree straight away, place it in a bucket full of water that you refill as needed. Keep it in a sheltered, unheated area, such as a porch or garage, to protect it from the wind and sun until you are ready to bring it inside. Keeping you Christmas tree watered is critical for longevity.
- Just before you set up your tree, make a fresh, straight cut across the base of the trunk (about 3cm up from the original cut) and place the tree in a tree stand that holds holds enough water for the size of the tree. Making a fresh cut is not mandatory but it does assist the tree to absorb water properly. We have small and large stands in store and can advise on which stand is best for you tree. As a rough guide a 4-6ft tree will suit a small stand and 6-8ft tree will suit a large stand.
- The water in the tree stand must never dry out. A seal of dried sap will form over the cut stump in four to six hours if the water drops below the base of the tree. If a seal does form, you’ll have to make another fresh cut, which is much harder to do when the tree’s decorated.
- In the first 24 hours the tree will absorb a lot of water so keep checking the water well in the early stages. Watering your Christmas tree is important because it prevents the needles from drying and dropping off and the boughs from drooping. Water also keeps the tree fragrant.