Christmas Trees

You just can’t beat that real Christmas tree smell when you walk in through the door! We source our trees from top growers, and they have been field raised and formatively pruned from an early age to give them their distinctive shape. They have been specially checked over to ensure that there is no sign of needle necrosis—a disease which can affect Christmas trees. In addition, we carry out our own checks here and do our absolute best to ensure that you will have the healthiest possible Christmas Tree. We offer 3 different species of pot-grown tree: Norway SpruceNordmann Fir and Fraser Fir Our cut trees are Norway Spruce and Nordmann Firs, and range in size from 100cm to 300cm tall.

It is important to remember that the traditional cut Christmas Spruce will not last as long in an indoor environment as its more recent cousin, the Nordmann Fir. This is mainly because the needles are much finer on the Spruce and therefore less able to hold onto their water content. By following the advice below, however, you will give your cut tree the best chance of ensuring that it stays as fresh as possible for as long as possible, regardless of which variety you choose.

Cut Tree Care Instructions

  • Un-netting – as soon as you get home un-net your tree even if you don’t plan to decorate that day. This will allow air to circulate around the tree and help to keep it in a healthy condition. Leaving them outside until you are ready will help retain a healthy condition as well.
  • Cut the base – when you are ready to put the tree into place make a fresh cut on the stem by taking a centimetre or so off the base. Cut trees are just like cut flowers and, like them, will carry on drinking indoors.
  • Water – place the tree in a stand which can hold water. Typically cut trees will drink the most in the first few days so make sure you pay attention during this time, topping up as necessary.

Pot Grown Tree Care Instructions

  • Un-netting– as soon as you get home un-net your tree even if you don’t plan to decorate that day. This will allow air to circulate around the tree and help to keep it in a healthy condition. Leaving them outside until you are ready will help retain a healthy condition as well.
  • Water– a pot grown tree is like any other growing plant and requires water to survive so making sure that the compost is kept moist is very important so check it on a regular basis.
  • Positioning – when choosing the location for your tree bear in mind that placing it next to a heat source such as a radiator or open fire will dry the compost out quicker and this could affect the health of the tree.

After Christmas please put your pot grown tree outside as soon as possible. We recommend potting it on to a suitable larger container using John Innes No 3.

Re-netting of cut Christmas Trees is available in store for easy transport home – please ask a member of staff

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We are working with South Oxfordshire District Council and are one of their drop off points for your old Christmas Trees, so that they can be recycled and not put into land fill. Please feel free to come and drop your tree off anytime during opening hours up to Saturday 12th January 2019