Some suppliers of Christmas trees (big chains that sell hundreds of thousands of tree have them shipping to the UK from Europe really early so they can get the product into their supply chain. These poor little trees don’t stand a chance of making it to Christmas! Our trees are cut to order from a UK Christmas tree farm, meaning you receive only the freshest trees available. The sign of a fresh tree is a strong shape and firm needles.
Ideally you should saw 3cm off the bottom of the trunk about an inch off the bottom of the trunk, as this will help to open up the pores, which absorb the water. The pores can become blocked with sap very quickly, so a fresh cut will do your tree a world of good. This isn’t always practical, so the most important this is to keep your tree well away from heat, Christmas trees don't like hot environments - they become dehydrated and they lose their needles much faster. Don't stand your tree in close a radiator or fire.
Many people plant their tree in sand or soil, which is a bad idea, as this can block the pores. Get a specially designed Christmas tree stand and avoid the frustrating task of getting your tree to stand straight with bricks and sand!
You can water it, a 6 foot Christmas tree can drink 2-3 pints of water per day! When you water it, If the water goes down the tree is taking it on board, if it doesn’t it isn’t. Keep your stand topped up with plenty of water if it’s being drunk, otherwise there is no need, just make sure the tree is in a cool place to maintain it.
Christmas Creep means Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year. But when should you put up your Christmas tree in your home, along with all of the other traditional decorations
Sometime between the first and third week in December is ideal, don’t forget to take them down by 12th night thou!
Traditionally all Christmas decorations, including the Christmas tree, should be taken down by the twelfth night of Christmas (twelve nights after Christmas, which is January 5th). In many countries, taking down your tree after the twelfth night is considered bad luck!
If you’d like us to take your tree away simply book a collection.
Exactly how long your Christmas tree will last depends on how well you look after it. If you keep your tree well-watered and well away from heat sources, your tree will stay healthy for upwards of a month, meaning you'll have a beautiful Christmas tree for the entire Christmas season.
Yes. This is a fresh cut natural product and like any flowers you buy from the florist it will lose needles as it gets less fresh. The non-drop trees lose less needles than the traditional trees and both will last longer if you store them in a cool place.
We can’t specify a specific delivery time as our carriers don’t provide a tracking service. We can say that 90% of our (outside London) deliveries are completed before 1 o’clock. When ordering a tree you can let us know if there is a safe place to leave it and we are happy to do so. For trees delivered in London we can provide a rough time frame from the driver on the day of delivery by calling 0203 519 9997 after 9.30 on your delivery day.
Yes, we have a charge for this service, a cost inside London £10, outside London £25. If you order one of our easy fit stands putting the tree up is really easy if you can find someone to lift the tree.