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Which Is The Best Christmas Tree For Children?

Christmas trees are not all the same and each type of tree brings its own unique characteristics. The Norway Spruce is the tree that most people associate with Christmas, however, when it comes to children, it is not the friendliest. Christmas is that time of year where children are full of excitement, and that includes wanting to decorate their Christmas trees. With that in mind, especially if you have young children, you need to find a Christmas tree that is very child friendly.

The Fraser Fir and Nordman Fir are both child friendly. Where the Norway Spruce has quite prickly foliage, the Nordman and Fraser firs both have soft foliage. Of the two, the Nordman is probably the friendliest when it comes to children. While these trees can be quite tall, they are also very broad at the base. This gives the child plenty of scope and space to decorate whilst older children (and mum and dad) can concentrate on the higher areas. The Fraser Fir on the other hand is quite narrow, so you don’t get the same area to decorate.

When fully decorated, the Nordman Fir can look spectacular, simply because of its shape. That’s not to say the Fraser Fir doesn’t, however, it takes on a more formal appearance because of its long and narrow shape. Which one is best? It all depends on you and your children. We have found that young children tend to prefer the Nordman Fir while adults and teens prefer the Fraser Fir.  The Nordman Fir has certainly become of the most popular trees selected by families.

One of the benefits of a Fraser Fir is the perfume that the tree gives off. This can waft throughout the home adding a real Christmasy feel to the home. This tree is also perfect for homes where space is at a premium. If you have young children, take a closer look at the Normand Fir. If you have limited space, and you want the added bonus of a gentle Christmas perfume, then take a closer look at the Fraser Fir. Either way, you can’t go wrong when it comes to children.

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What’s Your Favourite Christmas Tree?

Christmas trees come in a range of types and sizes and while they all look great, each brings its own character, habits, and requirements. Many people have grown up with the Norway Spruce as their Christmas tree – this is the tree that many artificial trees are based on, and the one that dominates most images of Christmas. The Nordman Fir has become the most popular tree in recent years while the Fraser Fir has been favoured by those who want something special. If you look at each of these trees, they have different looks, different requirements, and produce different results – which is your favourite?

Norway Spruce Christmas Tree – the traditional Christmas tree. This tree is the least friendly of the three having relatively sharp needles. The Norway Spruce won’t tolerate heat so this tree is best placed either outside or in a corner where it is cool. If the tree gets too warm, it will quickly drop needles. It does, however, look great when fully decorated. If you don’t mind an outside Christmas tree decorated with outside Christmas lights, then this tree is perfect.

Nordman Fir Christmas Tree – the most popular tree currently sold, this tree is quite broad at the base so it does need some space. The Nordman Fir has a much better needle retention rate compared to the Norway Spruce, and will tolerate warmer homes. This is very much a family favourite since the needles are not so sharp and the tree is easier for children to decorate.

Fraser Fir Christmas Tree – often the forgotten cousin in the Christmas tree family. The Fraser Fir has a good conical shape and is less broad at the base when compared to the other two trees. The Fraser Fir will fill your home with a gentle perfume, bringing the spirit of Christmas to every room. The Fraser Fir is a low needle drop tree that is very family friendly. Once you have fully decorated a Fraser Fir, you’ll probably never go back to either of the other two – the shape and size just add to the WOW factor produced by your decorations.

Everyone has their own opinion of which Christmas tree they prefer. What is important is to get one that is suitable for the family, and if you have little children, then, for example, the Norway Spruce may not be the best choice. If you only have a narrow space to place your Christmas tree, then the Fraser Fir is possibly the best solution. Christmas trees are an integral part of a traditional Christmas – get the right one and you’ll find that your tree will add that little bit of magic to the Christmas season. One word of advice – once you have selected your favourite tree, be sure to order a Christmas Tree as early as possible. That way you won’t be disappointed this Christmas – we do sell out quickly.

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Are You Thinking About Christmas Yet? We Are And We Suggest You Order Your Potted Trees Early

It may only be August, and Christmas may be several months away, but now is the time to consider your Christmas tree options and we suggest a live potted Christmas Tree. With care, live potted Christmas trees last for several years, always looking great, and reduce the need for disposal after Christmas. Live Christmas trees also bring back a little of the original Christmas feeling where a whole town would decorate a large living Christmas tree year after year.

We at Scottish Christmas Trees  have an ulterior motive for this suggestion as well – we always sell out well before Christmas and we hate to see people missing out. With deliveries scheduled to start in mid October, you can have your potted tree acclimatizing in your yard well before Christmas – this prolongs the tree’s life and ensures it’s fresh and vibrant when you’re ready to take it indoors. You have two choices in potted Christmas tree – the traditional Norway Spruce and the very popular Fraser Fir.

The Norway Spruce is available in six sizes ranging 70cm (2ft4ins) to 190cms (6ft 4ins), and because it’s alive it should not lose to many needles inside the home. However, you will need to keep it well watered and away from direct heat sources like heaters and fires. A nicely decorated Norway Spruce looks on either a table or counter, or in the corner all lit up a like a – like a Christmas Tree, of course.

The Fraser Fir has become hugely popular for a number of reasons. It has a great perfume and is covered in soft dark green needles that are a little friendlier to young hands. This tree is available in five sizes from 110cm (3ft7ins) to 210cm (6ft10ins).

It may only be August, however, we will start to deliver early orders of these trees in around eight weeks – and that’s not a lot of time. We know we sell out early so get your orders in now so you’ll not be disappointed.

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All We Have For Christmas Are Some Potted Christmas Trees

potted Christmas treesIt has been a busy time here at Scottish Christmas Trees. Our trees have literally flown out the door and the result is that all we have left are a few Norway Spruce Christmas trees. We started out with a stock of Christmas trees as seen in this image – you don’t want to see what it looks like now it’s pretty bare.

The Norway Spruce is what most people consider the ‘traditional’ Christmas tree so we always arrange to have plenty in stock. However, these are dwindling fast and will most likely be sold out by this weekend – or much earlier. This tree is popular with the business community as well because of its low needle drop.

Once again, it has been shown that live Christmas trees, either cut or in pots, are still maintaining their popularity. Placing an order early is the only way to guarantee a live tree at Christmas. We hold ordered trees aside and make deliveries when it is convenient for the buyer.

If you’re looking for a Christmas tree and struggling to find one that is suitable, you could try calling us to see if there are any cancellations. This rarely happens but you just never know. We do at least still have a few potted Christmas trees.

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Real Christmas Trees Are The Only Way To Go

Residents of Poole in Dorset are celebrating after a 30-foot fake Christmas tree was removed and replaced with a 30-foot Norway Spruce Christmas tree (read the news story here). It took 5000 Facebook signatures to raise concerns. Unfortunately, the fake tree was only removed after being vandalised.  Commonsense has reigned and now a real tree sits in its place.

We are strongly advocating the use of real Christmas trees each year. They are not only more environmentally friendly, they look great in home and add to the spirit of Christmas with their gentle perfumes wafting about. If you are looking for a Norway Spruce this Christmas then you may be out of luck. We have sold out of all our stock and only have a nice range of Nordman Firs remaining.

Mind you, the Nordman Fir is one of the best Christmas trees to have in the home as it has a history of low needle drop with proper care. It is also one of the most popular trees used at Christmas as it is more child friendly than some of the others. The Nordman has soft needles, which makes it easier for little hands to decorate.

Being a popular tree at Christmas, our remaining stock of Nordman Fir Christmas trees won’t last much longer – call us if you are still looking for a real Christmas tree, before it’s too late.

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We Still Have A Nice Range Of Christmas Trees Available

Our Christmas trees are disappearing quickly, however, we do have a nice range available for people who are quick. We have our open day this week where many of the remaining trees will no doubt find new homes this Christmas. What Christmas do we have left?

Norway Spruce Christmas Tree

Many people consider the Norway Spruce to be the traditional Christmas tree with its mid to dark green foliage and unique scent. We have four sizes still available: 175-200cm; 200cm-225cm; 300cm-325cm; and the 325cm-365cm.

Fraser Fir Christmas Tree

The Fraser Fir has a traditional pyramid Christmas tree shape. Being a narrow tree it is ideal for tight spaces. This makes it quite a popular tree so stocks become limited reasonably quickly. We have two sizes of this tree available: the 200cm-225cm; and the 225cm-250cm.

Nordman Fir Christmas Tree

The Nordman Fir is one of the most popular Christmas trees having a very symmetrical shape and strong branches. This is once again in high demand and we only have four sizes available. These are: 150cm-175cm; 175cm-200cm; 200cm-225cm; and the 300cm-325cm.

These sizes are available at the time of writing, however, stock of some sizes is limited and there are no guarantees. Please call if you are looking for a Christmas tree to see what stock is still available.

Note the measurement of trees is from the ground to the tip of the leader. The leader can measure 20-40 cms – please bear this in mind when ordering your Christmas tree.

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Potted Christmas Trees Are Selling Fast – Get In Now Before Its Too Late

Fraser fir potted Christmas treeOur potted Christmas trees are selling fast with many of the larger size trees already sold out. Potted Christmas trees have regained quite a following. This is due to their easy care and of course the renewable nature of any potted plant.

The Norway spruce potted Christmas tree is still available in sizes up to 110cm (3ft7ins). This tree has the mid to dark green needles and makes a wonderful traditional Christmas tree – no doubt one of the reasons it is so popular. Keep it well watered and it shouldn’t lose any of its needles.

The Fraser fir (pictured) has proven to be very popular this year and we are down to just the one size – 110cm-130cm (3ft7ins-4ft3ins). It is surprising that this tree is still in stock since it is a perfect size for families. The Fraser fir has soft dark green needles and a a wonderful citrusy perfume. This is our most popular tree so stocks are not going to last much longer.

Having a potted Christmas tree is one way of “having your cake and eating it too”. They look superb decorated and with a little water will survive well inside. Once Christmas is over, take them back out into the garden and enjoy them in their own environment. You may need to pot them up, but that will only make them look so much better next Christmas.

There are not many left – if you are after a potted Christmas tree – get in now before it is too late.

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It’s Christmas Tree Time

It really is that time of year again. Less than forty days to Christmas so everyone is preparing. Shops are starting to decorate, Christmas catalogues are hitting our letterboxes, and our Christmas trees are ready for decorating.  This is one of the busiest times of the year for many businesses and we are no different.

Have you ordered your Christmas tree yet? Our popular Norway Spruce Christmas trees are looking good, the scent of the Fraser Fir Christmas tree is as wonderful as ever and the family favourite, the Nordman Fir Christmas tree, is ready to grace any front room.

Give our trees another week and, under the right conditions, you can enjoy a fresh and bright looking tree all the way through to the end of Christmas. Our recommendation is to take delivery after the 23rd of November. If you take delivery any earlier and start to decorate, you may run the risk of suffering needle drop as Christmas Day approaches.

If you prefer a cut Christmas tree earlier we can oblige although you may want to consider a potted tree – they will last much longer than a cut tree and can be used year after year. Yes- it’s that time of year again – it’s Christmas tree time.

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Are You Looking For An Outdoor Christmas Tree?

The perfect outdoor Christmas TreeThe Norway Spruce Christmas tree is what most of us think of when someone mentions a Christmas tree. They are robust well rounded trees that are perfect for outdoor use. They also come in sizes up to 375cms or 12 feet – again, a perfect size for outdoor use.

If there is a problem with the Norway Spruce it is it’s poor needle retention unless in a perfect environment. Needle loss outside is less of an issue than inside – the needles can lay on the ground until Christmas is over, thus adding to the whole appeal.

Where the Norway Spruce has an advantage over other trees is in its hardiness. As a Christmas tree, its branches are strong which means it will handle most types of weather – even a touch of snow. It also means it easy to decorate since the branches are much harder to snap off.

Whether inside or outside, you will always recognize the Norway Spruce because of it’s darker prickly foliage and unique Christmassy perfume. Match this tree with a set of outdoor Christmas lights and you will have a tree that is worth showing off to everyone in your area.

Our Norway Spruce Christmas trees will be ready to collect from the 16th of this month so place your orders now to ensure you get the tree of your choice – especially if you want a tree of a particular size.

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Nothing Says Christmas Like The Cut Norway Spruce Christmas Tree

cut Christmas treeThink of Christmas, think of cut Christmas trees, you are most likely thinking of the Norway Spruce. Most people cannot put the name to it, but that is the traditional Christmas tree. Some people love them, others detest them because of the extra work that cut Christmas trees bring – when it all boils down – that is what Christmas is all about.

The Norway Spruce is popular because of its strong branches. These branches make it easy for anyone, the youngest child included, to decorate the tree without causing too much damage. The biggest downfall, it does drop needles quickly if it gets too warm. Instead of using the traditional Christmas lights, use LED lights. They generate very little heat so they will not harm the tree.

Cut trees come in a range of sizes. The spruce comes in seven different sizes ranging from around the five foot mark to upwards of ten feet. Pick the size that most suits your needs then prepare your decorations. There is nothing like a cut Christmas tree covered in tinsel, lights, baubles and of course, the mandatory star. There is nothing quite like the look on children’s faces when they see the tree in all its glory.

If you really want to bring a little bit of tradition back into your Christmas then consider the cut Norway Spruce Christmas tree.