Freshly harvested Christmas trees will last between 2 and 5 weeks. On average we say it will last 4 weeks.
It is normal for all Christmas trees to slowly dry up over time.
There are many factors that will determine the length of the Christmas tree. They are in this order:
- The environment it is located in.
- Direct sunlight or direct heating or cooling source.
- Being in water and absorbing water.
- The overall emotional environment it is surrounded by.
A fresh Christmas tree is like a fresh flower and will slowly dry up over it's life.
Outdoor: about 1 week before it becomes dry
Indoor in direct sunlight: ~ 1 week
Indoor in a cool dark place: ~ 4 week
Pinus Radiata variety
Keep in water at all times.
Keep away from direct sunlight.
Keep away from direct heat or cooling source.
No we do not sell potted Christmas trees. This is because a they are difficult to maintain and Christmas tree's root system is about the same size as the above foliage. You may be able to find a potted Christmas tree at your local nursery.
Kris Kringle and Saint Nick
Germany in the 16th century.
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
Christmas trees are very sensitive during replanting and the root system is quite large. We do not recommend replanting and we do not replant Christmas trees. For every Christmas tree that is harvest, we plant a new Christmas tree in it's place.
As the Christmas tree grows through its age, some of the older needles do not fall through the bottom and become stuck. This usually happens in thicker more dense (more foliage) Christmas trees where the space for the older needles to fall through become stuck. This is not a sign of a dead or dying Christmas tree.
The best is to keep the water topped up. If the Christmas tree stops drinking water, we recommend drilling a few holes into the trunk so the water can enter again after the sap has stuck the bottom holes together. There are some other tips, however these are not as effective.
- Adding a tablespoon of sugar to the water.
- Adding a tablespoon of bleach (white king) to the water, this is said to break down the sap, so the water can be absorbed by the tree again.
It is strongly recommended to check the water levels daily and top as water as required. We want to avoid the tree trunk going dry, as this will release sap at the trunk and seal off the water absorption pours.
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