Here at Appleton Christmas Barn we provide locally sourced and grown trees, available to buy from our barn or order online. After purchase, however, your tree will need care for your tree to avoid needle loss or the tree dying premature to Christmas. 
 
Listed below are ways you can help care for your tree. 
 
When displaying trees indoors, avoid placing them too close to a fire or radiator, as this will cause excessive moisture loss and needle drop. 

Cut trees 

Taking care of your cut tree and avoiding drying out from lack of moisture or being too close to heat sources will help to keep your tree looking fresh and healthy right across the festive period. 
 
When you get the tree home, saw 2.5cm (1in) off the bottom with a pruning saw 
Place in a stand with a well of water in the base 
Check daily and top up the water when the level drops 
With care, cut trees should last about four weeks 

Trees in pots 

For yearly enjoyment of your live tree follow these simple steps and then transplant to your garden or cultivate ready for next year. 
 
To reduce stress and damage to living trees, display them in a cool room 
Bring trees indoors as late as possible – the weekend before Christmas is ideal 
Do not keep living trees in the house any longer than 12 days, but be guided by the tree. If it looks unhappy, put it back outside 
 
Either plant the tree out in the garden after Christmas, or (if you want to bring it indoors again next year) grow it on in a container, moving it into a bigger pot annually until you reach the maximum size that can be moved comfortably (about 45cm (18in) diameter and depth). 
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