Our Trees

We are often asked the question as to whether or not we grow the trees ourselves, and the answer is that we don’t. Before starting on this journey we invested a lot of time researching a supplier who we felt we could have a great and lasting partnership with, one that is environmentally conscious, family owned, and who shares the same values as us, one that could not only provide us with the best quality trees, but one that loves Christmas as much as we do. What’s good to know is that for every tree cut down, two more trees will be planted in its place.

All of our beautiful trees are of the Nordman Fir variety, by far the most popular Christmas tree choice in the UK. It is best known for its fantastic needle holding ability as well as its impressive glossy, rich green foliage on tiered branches, making this tree perfect for displaying large and decorative baubles. With its soft family-friendly needles, you can make decorating this tree a great family occasion.

Pot Grown Trees

All of our Pot Grown Trees are cultivated in specialist grow pots allowing the root bail to remain intact once harvested. If cared for correctly, our pot grown trees can be grown by yourself after Christmas, therefore continuing to absorb carbon from the atmosphere and leaving you free to enjoy Christmas with the same tree for many years to come. All trees come with a care leaflet to provide support in prolonging the life of your tree.

Essentials

Water your tree regularly
If you’ll be using lights to decorate your tree, try to place the tree close to a socket
A corner is good – it keeps your tree safer from knocks and bumps
Cover the floor or table where the tree will be placed to help protect from water spillages
Wear garden gloves when handling as sensitive skin can get a mild allergic reaction and rash
Cut trees naturally drop their needles daily, however, follow our simple tips and it should stop your tree losing too many
Once you’ve got it home, keep your Christmas tree outside in a sheltered area, preferably standing in water, until you are ready to bring it indoors
Prepare the base of your tree using a handsaw. Cut about a half inch to an inch (1.3cm-2.5cm) off the bottom to aid water absorption
Keep your tree outside in water for as long as possible before bringing in to decorate, this will help to reduce drooping and needledrop
Mount your tree as soon as possible after cutting the base
Place your tree in a container of water that is replenished on a regular basis – we sell the popular Cinco tree stand which provides watering space. Or, you can go for the tried and tested method of using a bucket filled with small rocks
Make sure your tree is straight. It is a good idea for at least two people to put up your tree, one holding it stable while the other fixes the base. Always stand back to check that the tree is straight before you get busy decorating

FAQs

Why do we only stock the Nordman Fir tree variety?
There are many different Christmas tree varieties but we stock Nordman Firs as they tick all the boxes for us in terms of colour, shape, bushiness, low needle drop and soft needles.
What is the history of the Nordman Fir?
Nordman Fir originates from the Caucus Mountain range, dividing Turkey and Georgia. Seed from Ambrolauri, Georgia is preferred because it is considered to produce trees which begin their spring growth later and are slower growing, resulting in more branches – ideal for Christmas trees.
Can I find out where my tree was grown?
If you would like to know where your beautiful tree was carefully nurtured, just ask Andy the Elf! All of our trees have unique numbers that can be traced back to where it was grown.
How do I best look after my tree to make sure it stays looking great as long as possible?
We want you to enjoy your tree for as long as possible – one customer told us that last year their tree lasted until March, that’s good going! Follow our simple tips above on how to look after it and if you have any questions, just ask Andy the Elf. Top tip: Don’t forget to water your tree often, it gets thirsty.