Picking your Christmas tree is an integral part of the festive season and there are a great selection of real trees and wreaths available in store.
If you've never had a real Christmas tree before, then boy are you in fir a treat!
They encapsulate the scent of the season and add a little extra something to proceedings.
They don't need as much care as people think either.We share top tips and advice to make buying and caring?for your Christmas tree really simple.
First, buy a tree that fits your size and budget
Once you've got it? home, trim the trunk.
It's recommended that you remove about 25mm from the bottom – this ensures the freshest part of the trunk is exposed and absorbs the most water.
Keep your tree secure by placing it in a tree stand, and remember to keep it away from radiators and fires to stop it from becoming a fire hazard.
Heat can also cause wood to expand so your tree could lose balance and fall over.
When you're happy with the positioning, give your tree some water and let it stand for 24 hours to settle before decorating it.
After that, decorate it in any style you wish. Just because it's real doesn't mean you can't unleash Christmas and make it as merry and bright as you like.
Remember to water your tree daily, otherwise the needles will drop – a pint a day will do the trick.
And that’s it – your tree is set for the season. When you take down your decorations, remember? to dispose of your tree properly – or recycle it!
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