Decorated Christmas tree in snow with girl in red

How to keep your Christmas tree happy

Written by Beth Bright

A real tree is a real joy: the fragrance, touch and sheer wonder of having a little bit of pine forest at home. Here’s how to keep your Christmas tree looking lovely for longer.

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 Saw point

Just like you cut off the bottom of flowers before putting in a vase, do the same with your Christmas tree. Removing a few centimetres from the stem allows it to drink more freely.

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Water water water

Real trees drink loads. They need around two pints of water every day. Be sure and quench your tree’s thirst but take care not to get any water near the electrics or lights. A hydrated tree is definitely a happy tree.

Water droplet and ripples

Cool as you can

It’s tricky when the temperature drops outside and all you want is to turn up the thermostat. Ideally, your tree should not be near a radiator or sunbathing by a window. Do your best to find a suitable spot but don’t over stress.

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Switch off

Remember to always turn off Christmas tree lights before you go to bed and whenever you leave the house.

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And finally…

Our Christmas trees are in store now. Choose from Norway Spruce or Nordmann Fir.

Prices start from just £7.99. Have a tree-mendous Christmas!

 

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