Caring for your Tree
Cut trees are perishable products, however caring for your Christmas Tree correctly will prolong its life and reduce needle drop. All Christmas trees sold from the plantation will last up to and beyond Christmas Day if they are looked after properly.
- Needle drop is caused when the tree dries out after being cut. The most effective way to prolong your tree's life is to display it in a traditional reservoir type stand and keep it topped up with water.
- Once home it is best to stand your tree in water as soon as possible. Store it somewhere cool until you are ready to start decorating.
- Keep your tree away from direct heat sources. Placing your tree next to radiators and other heat sources will cause the needles to drop.
- Christmas trees are perishable goods and like cut flowers, will inevitably deteriorate over time. In the unlikely event your tree suffers unusually heavy needle loss we may offer a replacement tree. Due to fraudulent claims, we require any faulty tree to be returned to the farm for inspection. Any offer of a replacement tree is offered at our discretion and will not be offered without proof of purchase.
- No variety of Christmas tree is inherently 'non drop' the rate of needle drop experienced is much more a reflection on how fresh the tree is. Cheaper trees are often cut months before Christmas and dry out, resulting in needle drop. With a quality, freshly cut tree you really get what you pay for.
- A real Christmas tree is better for the environment too! According to the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, one hectare of Christmas Trees will absorb six tonnes of carbon dioxide per year and will biodegrade once used. By contrast a plastic tree will take centuries to degrade in a landfill.