Finding the Best Spot for Your Christmas Tree

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Finding the Best Spot for Your Christmas Tree

Where you place the tree is quite important. You don’t have to worry about providing a good source of sunlight like with a living, potted tree, but you should keep it away from anything that could dry the tree, especially heat sources, as this will only accelerate the degradation process.

Of course, you’re going to want to keep your heating going over the Christmas season, nobody wants a chill in the air inside their own home! But this means radiators and fireplaces become the number one source of heat exhaustion for your tree. If you can, place your tree in an area of your room that’s at least two metres away, but a general rule of thumb is the further the better.

Believe it or not, traditional Christmas tree lights are also a source of heat and since they wrap in and around, all over your tree, the whole tree is affected. Most Christmas tree lights these days have LEDs instead of bulbs which are perfect because the light they produce is cool. If you still have bubs, it might be time to upgrade.

Dried out and brown Christmas tree floating in water
Smiling man with Christmas tree on his shoulder

Besides heat sources, air conditioning units and dehumidifiers can also be a drying issue for Christmas trees. Just like with heat sources, try and keep your tree as far from an air conditioning unit as possible. Dehumidifiers are trickier though because they take moisture out of a room evenly, so the distance your tree is from one of these doesn’t matter. In fact there’s very little you can do about this except for not using one in the room where your tree is. If you use a dehumidifier for health reasons, that obviously takes priority.

When you buy a Christmas tree from Fir, setting up your tree is part of the service. Our knowledgeable delivery staff will bring your tree into your home and place it wherever you like. But they’ll be on the lookout for potential traps like these and will let you know if they think there is a more suitable location for keeping your tree fresh.

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