Caring for your office Christmas tree - an easy to follow guide
The season to be jolly is almost upon us and decorating your workspace with an office Christmas tree and decorations can be a great way to bring some festive cheer into your working week. Now many of us are back working in the office full time, it’s perhaps more important this year than ever to be reminded of the joys of the Christmas season.
If you choose to bring a real Christmas tree into your office you will be rewarded with the glorious scent of pine needles and the (in our humble opinion) far superior look that only a genuine fir can provide.
However, choosing a live tree means you need to be prepared to look after it. There is nothing that’s going to shake your Monday motivation more than entering to see a drooping, brown, shedding Christmas tree on your arrival into the office.
Happily, caring for your office Christmas tree doesn’t mean your task load needs to get much bigger, and by following these simple tips on how to care for your office Christmas tree, you can rest assured that your tree will look great right up until the office Xmas party and beyond.
Follow Our Office Christmas Tree Plant Care Guide
Before you think about caring for your tree, you need to decide which type is going to suit your workspace best. It’s all well and good wanting a huge traditional tree, but if you’ve got to spend the weeks leading up to Christmas squeezing past it to get to the photocopier, you might find your festive cheer waning somewhat. Choose a tree that’s appropriate for your office space and if you are really tight on space or still working from home in your garden shed, you could always opt for a pot-grown mini variety instead.
Our Tips on How to Care for your Office Christmas Tree
Find our tips below on how to care for your office Christmas tree to make sure it lasts through the season.
1. Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree
Once you’ve decided on the size you want, it’s time to select your tree. As busy office workers, you might not have time to head to a traditional buyer. We sell our traditional Normdman Fir trees online and will deliver them right to your office door. A healthy tree is one that will last so make sure the tree you pick has good foliage and the pines are a lovely green colour and not turning brown. You can try to snap a pine from the tree in your hand - healthy pines will bend rather than snap. You’ll also notice that fresher firs have sap and if you run your hand along with a brand the needles should stay put.
For the office, a non-shedding variety is usually the best option so you don’t have to deal with a carpet of pine needles greeting you when you just need to get on with your work.
2. Prepping your tree
Before you put your tree in its new pot it’s a good idea to cut the trunk. Make sure that the cut you create is exactly perpendicular to the stem axis. Cutting at an angle or into a pointed v-shape will make it very difficult to hold the tree upright in the stand, and will also make it harder for the tree to absorb all the water it needs. Also, be aware not to cut too much off otherwise you might end up with a handle that’s too short for the stand and will result in your tree toppling over.
3. Pick the best spot
Fir trees don’t like a lot of direct sunlight and they prefer a cooler climate too. Because of this, it’s a good idea to pick a spot in your office that your tree is going to feel comfortable in. Try to avoid putting the tree next to a large window where lots of sunlight could damage it. Also check there are no radiators or other heat sources close to the tree as if it gets too hot it will start to brown and shed.
4. Water your tree well
Watering your tree frequently is key to ensuring it stays healthy and looking great in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Daily watering is optimum so ideally you’ll pot your tree in a stand that can hold water. If you don’t, you’ll have to move your tree each time you want to water it, and no one wants to be lugging a fully decorated Christmas tree outside each day when they are trying to get all their work done before the Christmas break. Don’t flood the tree with water, but keep it topped up as this will make all the difference to the longevity of your tree.
Looking For A Christmas Tree for your Office?
A pot-grown mini Christmas tree can be ideal for small or home offices, and can bring festive cheer and the sight and scent of a real tree without having to find space for a full-grown one. Our Blue Spruce pot-grown Christmas tree can be kept as a pot plant year round and reused or even planted out in the garden after the Christmas festivities are over. Bigger offices who want a real stunner of a tree should take a look at our Nordmann firs - a highly popular choice that will look great, last the distance and can be delivered to your office door hassle-free.