Choose A Real Xmas Tree With Care

By: Michiel Van Kets


There are plenty of beautiful Christmas trees that would look stunning in the family home, but which you choose all comes down to taste and budget, and availability. Whether you decide to buy from the man selling them on the high street, order it over the internet from a tree farm or visit a farm in person, a real tree can bring joy and a real sense of festive spirit to the holidays.

Some people are put off investing in a real tree as there are so many other expenses to deal with at this time of year, instead they make do with the old artificial one that spends most of the year packed away in the attic, promising the kids that next year they'll definitely buy the real thing. However, when you list all the advantages a real xmas tree has over anything fake and plastic there really is no competition.

A fir tree has a wonderful fragrance as well as looking stunning when decorated with christmas baubles and sparkly lights. Anyone who walks into your home in December will instantly be attracted to it even if it is only to comment on the pine scent that's sure to bring back floods of memories of their own childhood Christmases.

Before buying there are certain factors you need to consider if you want to select the right one for your home and family. First decide which room it's going to go into and where to put place it, measure the size of the space including the height - if it's too high it would be a shame to have to cut it down to size, and if too big it'll just take over the whole room and be noticed for the wrong reasons.

Next think about the type of tree you want as each has its own distinctive advantages. For instance, the Fraser Fir has a dense and soft foliage making it perfect for decorating, and a narrow shape suited to homes with limited space. Whereas the Norway Spruce christmas tree is very traditional, inclined to drop its needles when in a warm environment it's best suited to a cold hallway or porch. Nordman Fir's are a popular family favourite with a wonderful symmetrical shape and strong branches, the needles are soft to touch so this tree is appropriate for families with young children who like to touch everything in sight.

If you have never bought a real fir tree before then it makes sense to research about it beforehand as the varieties available are considerable. Look online and you'll find plenty of information about each type and be able to determine which will fit into your home with the minimum of fuss. Each has its own distinctive qualities whether it's strong or well spaced out branches, soft needles, a unique scent, good needle retention or suited to a cold environment.

Many of the UK Christmas trees are grown in Scotland and some of the most popular are the Fraser Fir and the Norway Spruce for their attractive appearance and characters. Trees come in all sizes starting from 150cm all the way up to 300cm and more! Decorate with fairy lights and create a stunning effect for the holiday period.

It's easy enough to order xmas trees online, just call or email to reserve your chosen tree then find the delivery date that fits with your schedule. Delivery in the UK is generally free. When measuring the space for your tree ensure you measure from the bottom of the trunk to the very top of the leader which is the long branch where the fairy or star goes.

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Michiel Van Kets writes articles about Scottish Christmas Trees, a one-stop shop for quality Christmas trees, xmas trees in the United Kingdom. If you are looking for a fresh Fraser fir christmas tree or Norway spruce christmas tree, ScottishChristmasTrees.co.uk is the place.

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