Your real tree is a natural product cared for by
the grower for six to ten years before coming into your home. It is a plantation tree, grown for your enjoyment and
not taken from natural woodland. For every tree sold, at least one more is planted in its place. By following
a few simple tips you can keep your tree fresh and fragrant all through the Christmas period.
When you bring
your tree home, cut 1cm off the base of the trunk.
Keep the tree outdoors, standing in a container of water,
sheltered from the wind and sun until you are ready to decorate. This will help the tree retain its moisture.
Before bringing the tree into your home and placing it in a stand, cut another 1cm off the base of the trunk. This
ensures that the tree stem is open and can take up water. Immediately put your tree in the stand and fill it with fresh water.
If you allow the water level to drop below the fresh cut, a new seal will form over the stem.
are very thirsty! They may drink between 0.5 and 2 litres every day. Always use a water-holding stand with a capacity
of 1 to 2 litres.
Check the stand daily and fill with fresh water as needed.
Recycle your tree!
Please dispose of your tree thoughtfully. Find out about local recycling schemes. Most local authorities operate
a chipping scheme. Look them up and call for more information, or look for details in your local press.