Make sure your Christmas tree is a sparkling success by choosing it carefully, then looking after it well.
Before you go shopping, decide where your tree will go and measure the space beforehand – many people buy a tree that is too wide.
Select a healthy-looking tree – it should have a good shape, and bright, shiny needles – then pick it up. The heavier if feels, the fresher it will be as it will have lost less moisture since being cut.
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Tap the base of the tree on the ground to check for needle retention – if it drops a lot of needles, don’t buy it.
Net wrapping will protect the tree while you transport it. If it has to travel on your car roof, make sure the base faces forward to protect the foliage from any more moisture loss.
Once you get your tree home, here are four easy steps to caring for it.