Getting the Most Out of Your Real Christmas Tree

Children hanging decorations on a brightly lit Christmas tree

Getting the Most Out of Your Real Christmas Tree

At Christmas we spend a lot of time dressing our trees with lights, baubles and other decorations to make them look even more stunning, a star, angel or even Santa perched on top to bring it all together. A tree is the Christmas centerpiece for most families and real trees are always seen as the best.

Unlike an artificial tree, a real tree does not live in stasis, it will slowly degrade over time. But with a little bit of preparation and maintenance, you can keep your tree fresh for longer so it stands strong and proud, casting its Christmassy goodness into your home for the entire season.

So what do you need to do to properly take care of your tree and make sure it stays around for the whole season? Let’s take a look.

  • In the UK there are many different species of firs, pines and spruces commonly used as Christmas trees and each have their benefits....

  • Transporting your tree properly can help avoid damage to its branches and needles and will keep it in great condition until you get home....

  • Before you erect your tree there are few steps you can, and should take, which will increase its longevity and reduce the amount of attention you’ll need to give to it...

  • There are many different types of Christmas tree stand and it may be difficult to see how you choose between them and which is the best option for your tree....

  • 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...

  • There are still some steps you can take to maximise your tree's longevity. Obviously, the number one advice will be to give your tree a regular supply of water....

  • There are traditions as to when this should be and even though tradition is the reason behind this whole season, you should use common sense first....

  • We’re very fortunate to live at a time where respect for our environment is becoming the norm. ‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’ is becoming a way of life for us all....

  • There are traditions as to when this should be and even though tradition is the reason behind this whole season, you should use common sense first....

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