How to Keep Your Christmas Trees Fresher for Longer
Once you have decided to invest in a real Christmas tree from Weston Sawmill, it is always handy to know how to keep it looking spectacular right across the festive period.
We have the widest range of Christmas trees in Shropshire and Staffordshire, including Nordmann Fir and Spruce to choose from. If you need some new decorations we have got you covered too, with our dedicated Christmas shop that is open every day from the end of November up until Christmas eve. Jam-packed with festive goodies, including decorations, gifts, lights and festive food, this is your one-stop seasonal destination!
Here we are going to provide some tips about maintaining your tree, to make sure you have a Christmas you will never forget!
4 Ways to Maintain Your Christmas Tree
Trim the Trunk - Once you have purchased a Christmas tree, ensure it has a fresh cut straight across the base of the trunk as this aids water absorption. This gets rid of any dried-over resin that could block the tree from absorbing water. If you are not putting your tree up straight away, place it in a bucket of water.
Now it is time to bringing it inside your home and make another fresh one-inch cut off the bottom of the trunk. Place the tree in a sturdy stand that can hold at least one gallon of water.
Provide Enough Water - Do not forget to regularly water your tree, as too little can cause the resin to form which means your tree will not absorb water and dry out fast. A quick way to find out how much water your tree needs is to fill the stand with one quart of water for every inch of the trunk's diameter.
While some suggest tree preservatives and other factors could help your tree fresh, all you need is plain water. Just remember to check the water level on a daily basis, as it should always cover the cut end of the trunk. Only refill when needed.
If you lower the temperature in your room, this can help slow down the drying process and result in your tree needing less water, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.
Keep Away from Heat Sources - While a fully decorated Christmas tree next to a roaring fireplace looks beautiful, but this can contribute to your tree drying out at a quicker pace. This also applies to sunlight radiators, air ducts and stoves.
If your home is prone to dryness, use a humidifier to increase moisture to the room.
Take Your Tree Down Before it Dries Out - If you wait too long to take your tree down, you will have more dead pine needles covering your floor than you want. The quickest way to clean up fallen needles is by using your vacuum's hose.
When it is time to take your tree down, you have the option of recycling it and turning it into mulch yourself or look at a local eco-friendly recycling scheme that gets rid of old Christmas trees.
Christmas Trees in Shropshire from Weston Sawmill
With hundreds of Christmas trees to choose from here in Shropshire, you are bound to find the perfect one in the Weston Sawmill tree nursery. Our Christmas trees start from as little as £15 for Spruce plus a wide range of potted trees available.
Contact us now for more information about our Christmas trees.