Remember your Real Christmas Tree will need a stand that will allow you to give it a drink of water to keep it happy and healthy.
At last the web site has most of the prices on it and most of the products can now be purchased. We will begin to send out pot grown trees from Tuesday, 25th September, and I have some lovely ones available this year, especially the Fraser Fir. The only thing that I’ve not completed on the web site are the wreaths, because we are still working on the designs of them. This we hope to have completed soon and will take photos of them and get them online hopefully by early October. Last year the ‘Limited Edition’ Wreaths were a great success and we will be doing them again, with a few colour changes.
We all love Christmas Trees and over the past five years there has been a notable trend with more people electing to buy real trees each year. However, when considering a real Christmas Tree, think about what you are going to do with it, where it is going to be placed, and how you intend supporting your tree. Like cut flowers, cut Christmas Trees require water to maintain their freshness, and to prevent drying out. The major reason for needle drop in Christmas Trees is dehydration, so they need a supply of water at all times.
Christmas Trees need some form of solid support at the base. These supports help to keep the tree standing in an upright position. Some people opt for a bucket of water with a few bricks to provide the weight and the support. Others take the bucket of wet sand approach. Both can certainly help to keep the Christmas Tree supported and hydrated, however, they can look an eyesore. Besides, having gone to the trouble of buying a fresh live Christmas Tree, surely it deserves a decent stand to display it in all its glory.
There are special stands that have been created to specifically hold a Christmas Tree. These Christmas Tree stands carry seasonal designs and colours, have water wells to help keep the tree hydrated, and steel bracket to hold the tree firmly in place. With prices starting at £19.95, they also represent good value, more so since they can be reused year after year.
The Cinco 7 Christmas Tree Stand is one of the most popular. It can easily hold a tree up to 7 feet in height, and with a water well of over six pints, your Christmas Tree will be well looked after. Christmas Tree stands are an essential addition to any Christmas Tree – get the right one and you’ll have a great Christmas.
I have seen a lot of different Christmas tree stands over the years. A couple of bricks stacked around the base of the tree; a bucket of sand; a tub of dirt; and a cement block with hole drilled through the middle. They are just some of the novel ways that people have used to hold their Christmas tree up. I have also seen a fully decorated tree, complete with lights, leaning against a wall with no support but the wall itself.
Most of these methods have one big problem – they don’t actually look after the tree. The bucket of sand idea isn’t too bad and neither is the tub of dirt. The biggest problem with these ideas is water. You can water the sand, but it has poor water retention abilities. You can water the dirt; at least it holds the water a little better. The end result is that these trees start to lose their needles well before Christmas.
If you really want your tree to last until Christmas, buy a proper Christmas tree stand. They help keep your Christmas tree standing tall whilst keeping the tree well hydrated (if you remember to fill it with water, that is). Christmas tree stands are built specifically for that job. They are so easy to use you will have your Christmas tree up and ready to decorate in no time at all.
Christmas tree stands are a popular method of holding Christmas trees. This popular Cinco Christmas tree stand is one of the best on the market with an excellent tree stability history. We prefer our customers’ used Christmas tree stands since they provide a much better environment than some other methods in use.
Setting up your Christmas tree in a stand is fairly straight forward. Before bringing your tree inside, it helps if you cut a little off the base of the tree. This is similar to cutting a small portion from the base of flower stems. It gives the tree a fresh new surface that will ‘drink’ in the water as it is is required.
Once your tree is ready, place it in the Christmas tree stand and tighten the holding screws. Tighten these a little at a time to ensure the tree is firmly held in the center of the stand. Once the tree is firmly secure, fill the base with water and keep it topped up all the time.
Using a Christmas tree stand allows your tree to drink freely as it needs the water. This will help to keep the tree fresh and reduce the amount of needle drop. Your Christmas tree will then last all the way through to Christmas Day looking and smelling as fresh as the day it arrived.