Christmas tree information

Nordman Fir (Abies nordmanniana)

A popular Christmas tree variety with long, soft, dark green needles. The Nordman Fir has little scent but excellent needle holding properties. Typically reaching seven feet after eight years, careful pruning during growth helps to create a perfect Christmas Tree.

Norway Spruce (Picea abies)

A traditional Christmas tree with short, green needles and a fresh scent. For many years it was the most popular Christmas tree variety in the United Kingdom. Its popularity stems from the fact that it grew throughout the British Isles and naturally produces a classic Christmas tree shape. Typically reaches seven feet after seven years.

 

Caring for your Christmas tree

Preparation: where you are going to put your tree. Choose a space away from direct heat. Measure the height, depth and width of the space and take a measure to the farm. You may need to trim the back of a tree so that it fits closer to the wall / corner.

Care at home: A good stable base is essential; the larger the tree the heavier and wider the base will need to be. Use a large container that is heavy enough not to move and will allow you to water the tree or buy a stand that has a reservoir for water. Remove netting and allow the branches to settle back to their natural position. Saw off 5cm from the base and place the tree in a water holding stand or temporarily a bucket of water.

Acclimatise your tree if possible and try not to take from a very cold environment to a warm house immediately. Leave in an outhouse or conservatory in a cool dry position until you are ready to put it into position. Protect floor surfaces. Check and refill water daily.