Are you looking for a real Christmas tree in Aberdeen? We can deliver a healthy Christmas tree straight to your door in time for Christmas! Having a real Christmas tree is a great way to create a festive atmosphere in your home, but to ensure that you get the most out of your tree it’s important that you keep a few points in mind:
Pots and Stands
Many people assume that once they’ve bought their tree they can simply stand the tree upright and it will be fine. But there is actually a bit of work required to ensure that your tree remains as healthy as possible while you’ve got it in your house. One of the first things that you’ll want to make sure that you do is to keep a small bit of water at the bottom of the pot or stand so your tree has a constant supply of water. This will help to keep the tree hydrated, which is vital to ensure that it lasts you throughout the whole of the festive period. However, be sure that the water you’ve included in the pot or stand covers the base of the tree completely, otherwise your tree will not be able to properly absorb it. You should also avoid trimming your tree to make it fit into the pot or stand that you’ve chosen, as the outer layers of the tree tend to be the best at absorbing water. If you don’t want to put your tree up immediately then it’s fine to leave it in a bucket and store it in a cool place.
There aren’t too many homes that will be cool during the winter, but this is actually the optimal environment for your tree. Of course, we can’t expect you to turn the heating down in your house during the winter, but you can prolong the life of your tree by keeping it away from strong sources of heat as best as you can. For example, if you plan on using an open fire or heater throughout the festive period, then we’d suggest keeping your tree on the opposite wall of the source of heat. In houses with smaller homes, keeping your tree on the opposite wall might still expose it to considerable heat. If this is the case then you it would be advisable to use a fireguard or similar protective piece of equipment to try and limit the amount of heat reaching your tree. The reason that heat is so damaging is that it can reduce the drying process of your tree, which will reduce the life span considerably as your tree I forced to retain water when it should be absorbing water. Ultimately the longer you can keep your tree cool, the longer you’ll have it in your house.
You won’t be used to having a tree in your home, so you’ll have to take extra care to be aware of it at all times and to avoid bumping into it, otherwise it could fall on someone and result in serious injury. If you have small children or pets in your home then you’ll have to make them aware of the dangers of playing near the tree, possibly by using fun signs (or dressing up Santa and telling them yourself!)
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