When is the perfect time to buy your Christmas tree this year?
2020 might have you wanting to put up your Christmas tree early this year, but when is the perfect time?
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Get your timings right
A lot of families love to follow tradition. If this is the case for you, then you should put your tree up on the fourth Sunday before Christmas which this year falls on the 29th November, which is the first day of advent. Typically, real Christmas trees 4-6 weeks if they are looked after properly, so it’s important to buy your Christmas tree at the right time to avoid a sad looking, needleless tree.
Real tree top tips
- Make sure you come home with a tree in top shape! Before purchasing, give it a big shake to see if any needles are dropping off. Also make sure the needles are green and shiny. If you are ordering online due to lockdown, check to see if your local Christmas tree retailer is offering a delivery service
- Be sure to trim the trunk. The first thing you should do when you receive your Christmas tree is cut about 3cm off the trunk – this way the tree gets access to lots of water through its fresh cut as it opens up the bark. If you didn’t do this the sap could have blocked the trunk meaning it wouldn’t be able to soak up anymore water.
- Invest in a good quality stand. If you want your tree to live a healthy life, invest in a Christmas tree stand which will help make sure it has enough water.
- Top up your tree’s water on a daily basis and avoid it going below the end of the trunk as this will seal off the tree and stop it from drinking anymore water.
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