Caring for your Christmas Tree
The Real Christmas Trees have a life span of 3-4 weeks once cut, provided you take good care of them. They are at their best for about the first three weeks.
When trees are first cut the sap oozes out and seals the pores where they draw water. For this reason it’s a good idea to saw a couple of centimetres off the end of your tree when you first get it home to ensure it can absorb water properly.
In order to get the most out of your Real Christmas Tree, keep it in water and in a nice cool spot in your house away from strong sunlight or heating vents. Freshly cut trees can consume litres of water each day so make sure you top the water level up regularly. Make sure you use a suitable size stand. Don’t whittle away the edges of the trunk to fit a smaller stand – the outer part of the trunk is the most efficient area for taking up water. Our Christmas tree stands are specially designed to hold your tree steady and supply a well for the water.
For further longevity we use Stay Green spray, which will stop any moisture from escaping the tree’s leaves; this is especially important in air-conditioned environments.
The spray is non-toxic and should be applied liberally when you first get your tree home.