Christmas Trees: How to Care for your Tree

by Lynette on April 2, 2010

When you get your Top Forty Orchard Christmas Tree home if it has been cut for more than four hours refresh the cut end by removing about 1cm off the base as a seal of dried sap will have formed that will prevent the tree from absorbing water.

Place the tree in a stand that will hold about four litres of water, it could drink this much in the first 24 hours and 1 to 2 litres a day there after.

If you are not putting your tree up straight away place it in a cool spot in a bucket of water until you are ready.

Check the water level daily and top up as necessary, remember if the stump dries out you will need to recut the end. Fresh water is the best thing to keep your tree fresh and fragrant. As the tree breathes it releases water vapour that carries the lovely pine scent that makes live trees smell so nice.

Place your tree away from sunlit windows and other heat sources that will dry them out prematurely. If you must place your tree near a window, draw the curtains during the day.

If you follow the above directions your real Christmas Tree should last for up to six weeks and remain green and fresh.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve barr December 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm

If you select a Xmas tree who cuts it down,I ask this as I have stitches in my shoulder at the moment and I would not be able to cut tree down.

Lynette December 11, 2014 at 9:45 am

Hi Steve,
Thank you for your question.
No need to worry we cut the trees for our customers, it is all part of our service.
Kind regards Lynette

Jennifer Lincoln September 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

Could you please email me the date Christmas tree tagging is on when you have time please
Regards Jennifer

Lynette September 19, 2018 at 6:59 am

Hi Jennifer,
This years tagging weekend will be on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October from 9am to 5pm.
Thank you for your enquiry, regards Lynette

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