Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce freshly cut Christmas Trees grown on the farm
Pick Your Own Christmas Tree
The best way to really know that your Christmas tree will be fresh is to choose it whilst it’s still growing in the field!
Buying a freshly cut tree means that if you keep it watered, it will retain its needles longer than a pre-cut tree and will usually add more evergreen scent to your home.
Come to our farm and tag the tree you would like and we will cut it down at a date agreed with you for you to drive up and collect it. We’ll even help you put it in the car. We can also arrange delivery *
Order your Christmas Poultry and Meat while you’re here
Christmas Tree Shopping Tips
Here are some tips to make selecting it easier:
- Know how tall your ceiling is before you set off shopping.
- Determine where the tree will be displayed. If it will be on view from all sides, you’ll want a symmetrical trees. If it’s going up against a wall, you can get by with a less than perfect side on your tree.
- If you are going to be walking through our tree farm to tag your own, wear your wellies and warm clothes
Tips to Keep Your Tree Fresher, Longer
- The most important thing you can do is keep the tree watered. Cool temperatures will also help cut back on needle loss. If you are not bringing your tree in right away, let it sit in a bucket of water outdoors or in a cool place inside.
- Try to keep it away from direct sunlight, winds and sources of heat like heaters, stoves or appliances.
- If your tree has been sitting for more than a day, make a fresh cut at the bottom at least 1 inch above the original cut. A smooth, clean cut will help the tree absorb water more readily. Then fill the reservoir with lukewarm water.
- Your tree begins losing water as soon as it is cut. In a heated room, a tree can absorb up to quarter a pint of water a day, so check and fill the reservoir often. Once a tree is allowed to lose 20 percent of its moisture content, it will not be able to recover.
- While any tree will burn if it comes in direct contact with flames, Christmas trees become a fire hazard when their moisture content falls below 50 percent, able to ignite from contact with hot lights.
Christmas Tree Safety Tips
- Keep the tree away from open flames and other sources of heat. Even some appliances, like your TV, can heat up sufficiently to be hazard.
- Keep tinsel away from the light sockets.
- Only purchase light sets that are approved and that are wired in parallel. Always check your lights before you put them on the tree. Replace tree lights with loose connections or exposed, brittle or cracked wires. Never leave the lights on unattended.
- Do not overload electrical circuits. If a fuse blows when you turn on your lights, it means that the line is overloaded or something is defective. Do not try to correct by replacing with a larger fuse. A typical string of lights with 36 bulbs adds 250 watts to the circuit. A 15-amp fuse handles a total of 1,500 watts.
After You Take Down the Tree
Don’t forget to recycle your cut tree. You could have it collected and hopefully turned into mulch. Or you could use it yourself as a temporary bird refuge and feeder in your garden. You could also cut the branches off and use them to cover and protect perennials in your garden.
* delivery charges and dates vary according to distance