How long do you plan in advanced for Christmas? Do you pull out the same, slightly beaten artificial tree from the attic or does the excitement of a real, traditional Christmas tree really cement the feeling that the festive season is here? With the trend in recyclables and eradication of unnecessary plastics in full force a fresh tree is also the most environmentally friendly option.
Even the Woodland Trust estimate that a non-recyclable PVC tree would take 20 years of use to fully cover the costs of the pollution created through their production, not to mention the transportation and discarding it when you’re ready for an upgrade!
If you haven’t purchased one before and are sitting on the fence, don’t be scared to jump in and get a real one this year.
‘Premium’ Nordmann Fir – With its popularity now surpassing that of the Norway Spruce, it has less scent but is regarded as being a ‘no-drop’ tree and their needles are safer for children and pets. These are more expensive than the Spruce as they are slower growing, but our premium variety will ensure your tree lasts the longest.
Once you’ve taken your tree home cut about an inch off the bottom to allow it to suck up plenty of water which will keep your needles green and intact for longer. Make sure it is sitting in water whilst it is up and have a tree stand the correct size. Traditional pictures often show the decorated tree standing next to an open fire, but we advise keeping your tree away from heat sources such as fires and radiators.