Looking for real Christmas trees in Manchester? We can deliver trees direct to doors across Manchester, along with a variety of stands and pots. Get in touch with us today for more information, or alternatively read our list below to find out even more information about our trees and how to care for yours when it arrives:
If you want to maintain the long-term health of your tree then you’re going to have to keep the tree properly hydrated. Not everybody will recommend that you keep the tree hydrated as often your tree will last for a few weeks before starting to die and become visibly less attractive. But if you’re buying the tree fairly early (start of November) then you’ll definitely need to keep it properly hydrated if you want it to still look great by Christmas day. As soon as you get the tree in your home place it in water. If you don’t yet have a stand or pot available then a bucket of water will suffice – just make sure that the water covers the base of the tree so the tree can remain properly hydrated. If you’re planning on keeping the tree a secret from the rest of the family then you can store it in a cool place and it will be able to last for a few days without water.
Not many people are aware of the damage that heat can do to their tree, especially if the tree is exposed to extreme heat for long periods of time, but heat can reduce the drying process that will affect the ability of the tree to absorb water. Unfortunately most homes are kept fairly warm during the Christmas period, as the weather is significantly colder and many families associate Christmas with an open fire. We can’t expect families to turn the heating off during Christmas for the benefit of their tree, but you can make a few small changes to ensure that your tree is kept away from heat as possible. Always try to keep the tree as far away from the source of heat as possible. Even if you’re in a small room and you haven’t got much space, you can still keep your tree on the opposite wall of where the fire is. If you have a heater in the room then the same advice applies. There are fireguards available which can help to shield your tree from heat too.
Pots and Stands
The pot or stand that you choose for your tree will very much determine how healthy it remains and how much use you’ll get out of it. Ultimately, the most important aspect of any pot or stand is that it fits the tree perfectly. You should never trim a tree to make it fit into a pot or stand, as the outer layers of the tree are the most effective at absorbing water and will help to keep your tree hydrated. It is fine to make a small cut at the base of the tree so it stands properly in the pot or stand that you’ve chosen to use. We have a selection of pots and stands on our site that are perfect for the trees that we sell, which you can take a look at here.
There are a few general safety points that you need to keep in mind once you’ve got your tree that will help you to get the best out of it and to keep your family safe. If you have small kids or pets running around, make sure that you try to keep them away from the tree as much as possible. This is purely to prevent one of them from knocking into the tree and potentially making it fall on them or someone else, which could cause injury (and ruin Christmas!). If you’re planning on covering the tree in decorations (who isn’t?) and you’re using lights then make sure that you’re only using smaller lights, as larger ones can produce a low heat which could reduce the drying process and interfere with the tree’s ability to absorb water.
Hopefully this helps you to plan out what you’re going to do once your tree arrives. This information is supposed to serve as a guide and although not all of our customers will be able to adhere to every single tip in this guide hopefully you’ll be able to implement a few of these ideas to ensure that your tree lasts you throughout the whole of Christmas. If you still haven’t decided what you’re going to do with your tree once Christmas is over, then definitely don’t burn it!
Many people choose to do this thinking that it will be perfectly fine, but firewood is treated in a specific way that makes it good for burning, whereas Christmas trees are not. Get a company to collect the tree for you after you’re finished with it!