It is essential you follow these instructions to get the most out of your tree:
- Before you receive your tree we cut 1cm off the bottom to open up the pores, just like you would trim the stems of a fresh bunch of flowers to make them last. It is important to get the tree straight home and into cool, clean water after doing so. If you don’t get the tree into water within an hour and it looks like the base has resealed with sap, we would recommend re-cutting the base at home.
- Keep the water topped up above the base level at all times. It will be very thirsty especially in the first week.
- Real Christmas trees hate the sun, heat and drafts. A cool, shady spot inside the house is ideal.
- Do not be afraid to channel your inner green thumb and trim off any dry foliage or branches to freshen it up and achieve that perfect Christmas tree shape.
If you follow these instructions your tree should be at its best for approximately 3 weeks, although we cannot guarantee the longevity of any tree. At the end of the day, real Christmas trees are just that, REAL!