Christmas Tree Care Advice

Any of the species of Christmas trees that we offer if kept properly should remain fresh throughout the festive period. Below is the Brighton Christmas Tree 5 step plan on how to get the very best from your Christmas tree.

  1. If for any reason you do not intend to put your Christmas tree up straight away, store the tree in a cool, dry place out of any wind. Place the Christmas tree in a bucket of water so that the tree can drink water.
  2. Before putting the Christmas tree up it is recommended you saw off the bottom inch from the trunk. This encourages water take up as it opens up the pores in the bark that would otherwise block up with sap within a few hours of being cut.
  3. Once your Christmas tree is up try and position it away from any heat sources such as radiators as heat will dry out your tree faster.
  4. Use a specially designed Christmas tree stand which holds water. Do not attempt to stand your Christmas tree in soil or sand as this will block the pores into the bark. If you would like to purchase a stand of this nature you can do so on our order page.
  5. Keep your Christmas tree topped up with water – Your Christmas tree may drink between 1 and 2 litres of water a day depending on its size and  your central heating setting. Once the water level drops below the tree’s trunk sap will soon re-seal the the bark preventing the tree from drinking any further water.

A Final tip from us!

At all costs avoid buying a Christmas tree that has been blocked in a block of wood. Although they have an appeal of being easy to put up you will have no way of getting water into the Christmas tree and you will spend far longer hoovering the dropped needles than you would trying to stand the tree. Blocked Christmas trees are one of the main reasons for real Christmas trees having the undeserved reputation for needle loss.

If you want an easy way to get your tree standing chose our cut and install option on the place your order page and we will do it for you!