Christmas Tree Care Tips/Instructions

How to Keep your Christmas Tree Fresh and prevent needle loss.

Over recent years, scientists at the Forestry Commission discovered that it is possible to encourage a CUT Christmas tree to drink water and so prevent the drying out process that leads to the tree droping needles. Even without roots, the tree continues to drink water via pores in its bark and therefore stays fresh despite the effects of central heating. The Christmas tree takes up water by capillary action in the same way as a cut flower. Just like a cut flower, it is absolutely essential that you put your tree in plain water (not a soil or sand mix) and keep that water topped up throughout the Christmas period.

Care of the Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree should be treated like any cut flower or plant being brought into a warm, dry atmosphere.

Cut Christmas Trees

It is essential that cut trees should be fresh when purchased. The needles should not be dull and dried up. The branches should not be brittle. The outer needles should not fall off if the tree is gently shaken.

Cutting Trees at Christmas Tree Place