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Looking After Your Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree

Written by Viki, Plant Lover

Keep your Christmas tree fresh throughout the festive cheer with these top tips on how to care for your Christmas tree.

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All You Need to Know on How to Look After Your Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree.

Most Christmas tree sellers offer a range of trees in all shapes, sizes, and varieties, but the Nordmann Fir is by far one of the most popular choices in the UK. This classic fir is a beautiful deep green shade, wonderfully bushy, and perfectly proportioned to give you that picture-perfect shape.

Apart from the pleasing aesthetics, the Nordmann Fir is also a non-drop variety, which means it will stay looking full and healthy for longer, and you won’t have to deal with messy shedding until well after the festivities have come to an end. To avoid any mishaps to your beautiful new tree, find out below how to look after your Nordmann Fir Christmas tree.

Tips on How to Look after your Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree

1. Choosing the right spot

Although grown all over Britain, the Nordmann Fir tree is native to the mountainous regions of Eastern Europe and thrives in cool climates. To keep your Christmas tree as fresh as possible throughout the Christmas period choose a spot for it that is out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources (like radiators or fires).

2. Preparing your Christmas tree

If you’ve purchased your Nordmann Fir Christmas tree from The Stem - your tree will be freshly cut and the end of the trunk trimmed the day before delivery to allow your tree to absorb the water it needs to stay fresh right over the festive period.

If you’ve purchased your tree elsewhere, we recommend cutting 1cm - 2cm (1”) from the base of the tree before putting it into a water-retaining stand. This removes any dried-out wood or sap and helps the trunk absorb water more efficiently.

Once you have secured your tree in its stand, carefully remove the netting from your tree. The branches will need a few hours to settle into their natural position, so don’t be tempted to decorate just yet.

3. Watering your tree

Like all plants, Christmas trees need water to survive. You must water your Norman Fir cut Christmas tree correctly to keep it as fresh and healthy as possible. We recommend you use a stand that can hold water like the ones available at The Stem. This makes the watering process much easier and less messy, and time-consuming. If you don’t use a stand that can hold water, you might be faced with the cumbersome task of moving your tree outside to water it.

Watering your tree every day will keep it looking plump and full. Just remember that little and often is the key here, so keep checking to make sure that your Christmas tree isn’t drying out.

To keep your Christmas tree as fresh as possible throughout the Christmas period choose a spot for it that is out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources (like radiators or fires).

4. What to do after Christmas

Once all the merriment is over, it’s time to find space for your new presents, eat up all those Christmas dinner leftovers and pack away all your decorations. The great thing about choosing a real Christmas tree is that it’s recyclable and can be shredded into chips for use in parks and woodland areas.

Local authorities arrange special disposal areas and collections for Christmas trees in January. So simply check your local council website for details in your area, and you can find out when your collection day is to ensure your tree is ready to go. Recycling reduces carbon emissions and means your tree can go on to be useful in other ways, so it’s the perfect way to say goodbye to your tree until you get to do it all again next year!

Read our useful guide on how to recycle your Christmas tree this year.

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