If you’re not setting up your tree straight away, securely place it in a bucket of water in the garden until you’re ready to transfer it to a stand. Keep it in a cool dry place away from wind and direct sunlight.
When you are ready to set your tree up, shake the tree outside to remove any loose foliage or insects. Stand your real tree in a water retaining stand (don’t worry – we have them available at the farm!).
Before you decorate your tree up, it’s a good idea to give it some water – like with fresh cut flowers.
Locate your tree away from any heat source such as radiators. Heat will dry out the tree and it will lose its needles faster.
Water your real tree every day to keep it looking plump and full. A real Christmas tree can drink 1 to 2 litres a day depending on its size and your heating.