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Christmas Tree Buying Guide
Christmas trees are the most important decoration of the season, and there are forests of options available to suit any home. Do you want an artificial or real tree? How tall should it be? Do you want any special decorations? This guide will cover all the boughs and branches to help you find the perfect Christmas tree for your home this year. Shop all Christmas Trees >>
Christmas Tree Sizes
The height of your tree depends on how much space is available in your home. The most popular tree size for British households stands at 7 to 8 feet tall as it positions not too far from the ceiling.
Small options that stand at 4 or 5 feet are a cost-efficient alternative, ideal for small flats. A 9-foot tree makes a magnificent display and is perfect for bigger living spaces and commercial use.
Benefits of Real Christmas Trees
There is something magic about having a real Christmas tree, and it's feeling can't be replaced. They require a bit of maintenance, so they are not for everyone, but they offer a fresh piney scent and bright, luscious leaves that are soft to the touch. The best time to buy a live tree is at the end of November or in early December. This makes sure they have great needle retention, so there won't be much mess around the house.
Types of Real Tree
Nordmann firs are popular in the UK as they feature a traditional shape with a wide, bushy bottom and thin top. These natural trees are traditionally grown in Europe and the UK over several years until they are full and lush.
The Fraser fir features a narrow structure making it perfect for smaller areas such as a hallways or room corners. These evergreens have been pruned over the years into a traditional tree shape. They are popular in North America where they are native.
Maintenance and Care
Real trees require a bit of maintenance to keep them in the best condition for the season. We recommend cutting around 2 centimetres off the trunk and placing it in water to allow for better absorption. Make sure to top up the base every day to keep it fresh and nourished.
After the festive season is over, you can recycle. The trunks can be shredded into chippings making them an environmentally sustainable purchase. There is also no need to take up unnecessary storage space within your home as each tree is only needed for one season.
Benefits of Artificial Trees
Artificial trees are a low-maintenance and hassle-free alternative, and they can help you save time and money after many years of use. These fake evergreens are typically made from a fire-resistant PVC that is UV protected to reduce chances of fading from light.Shop all artificial >>
These hinged trees are easy to assemble, disassemble, and store, and they feature attachable sections from the strong metal base to the life-like branches. Once erected, the branch tips can be arranged into any shape to suit your lights and ornaments.
Trees that resemble traditional firs have high-quality man-made foliage close to the real thing. For a modern spin on the festive season, white Christmas trees create a striking display and offer a great alternative to traditional decorations.
Types of Artificial Trees
Frosted Christmas trees turn your home into a wintry wonderland with branch tips that are flocked with fake snow to give an icy effect.
Pencil and slim trees have a narrow design, so they are perfect for hallways and flats with limited space. They take up a smaller surface area whilst still having options that stand up to 8-feet tall.
Pre-lit Christmas trees come pre-wrapped with energy efficient LED bulbs. They take away the hassle of decorating and help you avoid unnecessary cabling scattered around your home.
Twig trees feature skinny branches with bright LED lights and leaves that have a stunning effect in the evening. This resembles deciduous trees in winter after they have lost most their leaves.
Christmas Tree Brands
National Tree Company is a US brand that specialise in realistic artificial Christmas firs, pines, and spruces. They have an extensive range including slim, pre-lit, and frosted evergreens, giving you a variety for your festive decorations. Most can be used both indoors and outdoors, and they are UV protected to keep them green every year.
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