If your preference is for cut Christmas trees then you will need a container to stand them in. Some people stand them in a tub of earth, others stand them in a tub of water. The best option is to use a Christmas tree stand that has been made for that specific purpose.
Christmas tree stands are not that expensive, particularly when you can use them time after time. They really are a one off expense. Why use a stand instead of a pot full of earth or water? Pots generally struggle to keep a cut tree standing erect. You will often see cut trees in pots that have a distinct lean to them. What is interesting is that tomorrow the lean will be the other way as the owner tries to straighten them up.
Christmas tree stands, on the other hand, are designed to keep your tree upright. They are also designed to keep your cut Christmas tree fresh by providing just the right amount of water. There is also a safety aspect to consider. I mentioned that cut trees can be hard to keep erect in pots, the last thing you want is for your Christmas tree to topple over, especially if it is full of decorations and there are small children around.
Play it safe and use a product designed to the job properly – Christmas tree stands. Your Christmas tree will stand tall and proud for the entire Christmas period.