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How to keep your Christmas tree in tip-top condition

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Last Updated: 08/12/2015  
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If you have a young family then you might have already bought and decorated your Christmas tree for this year’s Festive season, so keeping it in tip-top condition until Christmas Day could prove to be a bit tricky, so here are a few tips to keep your tree looking at it’s best:

It’s important that you keep your tree away from any direct heat source, such as being next to radiator, near a wood burner, or in direct sunlight. If you place it near a window or next to an outside wall this will help to stop your tree from drying out.

Some people suggest spraying hair spray onto the tree which can help to stop the needles from falling off, but I’ve tried this a couple of times and it just seems to make everything sticky and doesn’t seem to work. 

Make sure that you place your tree inside a water-tight container, as it will need to be watered daily, trees will need 1 litre of water a day to keep them looking healthy. You could also try adding some sugar to the water, this will help to feed the tree throughout its life.

If you haven’t already brought your tree into the house, then leave it in a bucket of water as long as possible. If you haven’t yet purchased your tree then the types of trees that don't drop their needles so quickly are the Noble Fir, Normand Fir, Lodge Pole Pine and Fraser Fir.