Looking for a real Christmas tree in Edinburgh? We can provide you with a healthy and attractive tree straight to your door regardless of where you stay in the Scottish capital. But before you order your tree from us, give the information below a read. It’ll help you get the most out of your tree this festive period!
Pots and Stands
One of the first things that you’re going to want to make sure that you have for your tree is a good pot or stand. This will be the main thing keeping your tree upright and hydrated, which will help it to last much longer than if you were to simply leave it. The stand or pot that you choose should be able to fit your tree perfectly without needing to trim your tree, as the outer layers of your tree are responsible for absorbing the most water so you want to keep them intact.
Not everybody will advise you to keep your tree hydrated, but we think it’s essential if you want your tree to look good right through December. This is especially true if you got your tree early in November and wanted to make sure that it was still looking great by the end of December. The most important thing to do is to ensure that there is a small amount of water at the bottom of the stand or pot to keep the tree hydrated. The water should cover the base of the tree as if it is too low the tree won’t be able to absorb it properly.
Subjecting your tree to strong heat will cause the drying process of the tree to reduce as it tries to retain water. This will ultimately cause your tree to die much earlier than you’d like. Obviously trying to keep your tree away from heat isn’t always possible in certain homes, and nobody wants to stay in a cool house during the winter, so you can’t be expected to keep the windows open if it’s snowing outside. But even making simple changes like ensuring that the tree is as far away from heaters and fireplaces as possible will ensure that it remains healthy and won’t be forced to retain moisture which will reduce the lifespan of the tree.
The above points are arguably the most important points to consider for the health of your tree, but there are a few more things that you can do to ensure that everybody in your house stays safe around the tree. You should prevent kids and pets from running around it too closely as if they knock it they could potentially knock it over and get hurt by it. That is a surefire way to ruin Christmas! Also, although most decorations are fine to hang on your tree you might need to be wary with larger lights as they can often emit a low heat which could reduce the drying process of the tree.