Looking for a real Christmas tree in Leicester? We can deliver a healthy tree straight to your door. Before you place your order with us, make sure that you read the information below carefully to avoid any disappointment with your tree this Christmas and to keep your tree healthy until 2017 (or until you take it down!):
Pots and Stand
Arguably the most important aspect of ensuring that your tree remains healthy is to choose the pot and stand that you’re planning on using for your tree carefully. You might have hoped that your tree could stand comfortably on it’s own, but if you want your tree standing properly then you’ll have to keep it upright and give it a water supply. Either a pot or a stand is the best way to achieve this. We have an extensive selection of pots and stands for you to choose from for your tree, and you can take a look at them all here.
Many people don’t realize that trees need to be kept hydrated once they’ve been brought home, and although in some cases it isn’t required it is always best to keep your tree hydrated. The main appeal of a real Christmas tree is how colourful and vibrant it is, and unless you want to lose that appeal you’ll have to provide your tree with a supply of water. The best way to do this is to keep a small amount of water at the bottom of your stand or pot. If you don’t have either of these then you can use a bucket. Just ensure that the water completely covers the base of the tree, otherwise your tree won’t be able to absorb the water properly.
Ideally you want to keep your tree in cool conditions – otherwise it will slow down the drying process and reduce the rate at which the tree can absorb water. We understand that you might have an open fireplace or heater on in your home during the Christmas period and you’re unlikely to want to completely turn these off during the winter, but at the same time you probably want to keep your tree in the same place as your fire as this will likely be the main room in your house. If you don’t want to reduce the heat in your home then you’ll have to do a few things to keep your tree healthy. Firstly, ensure that it is well hydrated and has a constant source of water covering the base. Secondly, keep it as far away from the heat source as possible. You might have a fairly small room, but try to keep the tree on the opposite wall of the room if possible.
By now you’ve got most of the information that you need to get your tree up and running, but there are a few more points that you need to keep in mind to ensure that you’re completely safe, which we’ll outline below:
Still interested in a real tree for Christmas? Drop us a quick message with your Leicester address, and we’ll get back to you with more information.