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Real Christmas Tree FAQs

Here we hope to answer some of your most common questions about our Christmas Trees

How do you measure a Christmas Tree?

Whilst some Christmas tree retailers measure from the base of the tree stump to the very top. We prefer to measure from the base of the tree stump to half way up the "leader" which is the very top branch which often adorns the star or angel. This provides a fair height which is how a Christmas tree is valued. The tree width is measured side to side using the widest branches at the base of the tree. 

What is the most popular Christmas Tree topper?

Our preference is the star however most customers use the angel. Deciding who gets to place it there is the real challenge!

Interesting Christmas tree facts!

Apparently, the first decorated Christmas tree was seen in Riga, Latvia in 1510 however the first printed reference to use an evergreen pine to celebrate Christmas was in Germany 1531.

What day should you put your Christmas Tree up in the UK?

Traditionally, the beginning of advent should be when you put up a Christmas tree. This is the fourth Sunday before Christmas. However like many of our customers we just cannot wait to get our tree up before December even starts!

When should you take your Christmas tree down in the UK?

Christian tradition states that the Twelfth night is the end of Christmas and the Eve of the Epiphany which is a Christian feast day and so time to take your tree down then.

Does lemonade help my Christmas tree stay fresher longer?

Whilst we provide Christmas tree food with our online deliveries, some customers add lemonade to their tree water.  A drop of lemonade — or a dilute mixture of water, sugar and lemon — adds nourishment. The glucose in sugar will help the tree to maintain its cell structure and prevent needle loss, even several weeks after being cut.

Should you soak your Christmas tree?

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The more moisture in your tree, the less likely it is to dry out and therefore if you have the time and patience, sit the bottom of the trunk in a big container of water for several hours — preferably an entire day — before you put the tree into its stand. The long soak will allow the tree to become really saturated with needle-holding moisture.

Can I keep my Christmas tree outside before I use it?

Yes this is a good idea. If you don't plan to decorate your tree as soon as you have bought it then you can keep it outside for as long as you need to before taking it inside. The cool moist air outside will help to keep it fresh.

Do you deliver Christmas trees to Bath?

Yes we have sold Christmas trees in Bath since 2014 and more recently expanded our real Christmas tree delivery service to Bath so you can now order a Christmas tree and have it delivered for free to the Bath area. The area we deliver to can be found on our Delivery Zone page.

Do you deliver Christmas trees to Bristol?

Yes we deliver Christmas trees to Bristol and offer free delivery. Just select your preferred time and date at the checkout. Please check our delivery zone to find out where we deliver to. Delivery is always free within the zone

What size are your Rented Christmas trees?

Our Christmas trees to rent are 5ft tall and come in a pot. They are the Norway Spruce variety which is most suited to living in a pot in a home. They are a true pot grown tree which means they are grown from a seedling in the pot and not dug up from the ground and placed in a pot. We offer a limited number of rental Christmas trees each year. To join our rental Christmas tree mail list email us at

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