It’s time to choose a Christmas tree again – and there’s quite a lot to think about. It’s always worth measuring the space before setting off to buy one, remember to take the tape with you too. If you’re transporting it in the car put an old cloth in the back to catch all the pesky needles and maybe even a pair of gardening gloves for more comfortable handling. And if you think you might need to trim it here and there – watch these guys! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUxkjvVOWQ8
More useful info about buying a tree:
Next what type should you buy? Here are the five most common choices – with Norway Spruce being by far the cheapest.
Norway Spruce – pyramid in shape, with a tendency to drop needles.
Nordmann Fir – dark green foliage and soft leaves, suited to fewer decorations. A popular choice with the ability to hold its needles well.
Blue Spruce – elegant with natural blue foliage.
Fraser Fir – leaner in shape with much denser foliage, ideal in a smaller room.
Lastly- if you want your tree to put up any sort of a fight against the great indoors don’t put it next to a radiator or fire and remember to water it – either the pot, if you’ve bought one with roots, or just the bare trunk, if you have a stand which takes water. NB A tree will happily drink between one and two litres a day.