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LE15 8LF

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Top Tips for keeping your real Christmas Tree looking its best

Keeping a real Christmas tree in good condition for the festive season isn’t as difficult as you may think. Here are a few straightforward do’s and don’ts that will help you have a gorgeous green tree on Christmas day.


  • Keep the tree outside until you are ready to put it up. This will help keep it cool and fresh.
  • Cut at least 1-2cm (or about 1 inch) off the bottom of the trunk of your tree before bringing it indoors.
  • Water the tree daily. You want to help the tree survive and for this it needs to drink. The amount will vary depending on the size of the tree but it will be at least a pint a day.


  • Don’t put the tree near a hot radiator or burning fire. If you have to put the tree near a radiator and can turn the heat off, please do – if not then you will need to water the tree several times a day, but you will still find the tree will dry up quicker than you would like.
  • Don’t move the tree once you’ve put it in place. Moving the tree will cause needles to drop
  • Don’t expect the tree to last forever. The position of the tree, the room it is in, heat and amount of watering all have an effect on how long the tree will look it’s best.
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