Caring for your real tree this Christmas season

Choosing a real tree this festive season is central to celebrating this Christmas in a traditional manner that goes back hundreds of years.

The tree is the focal part of our celebrations and as such it is important to care for it in order to ensure that it keeps on giving over the Christmas and in to the new year.

At, they supply Nordmann Fir trees which are synonymous with the tradition of Christmas, have good needle retention and a distinctive beautiful natural aroma.

Christmas Tree Care Guidelines

When you purchase your tree from they will cut an inch from the bottom of the stem and this will allow the tree to absorb water when erected.

Shake off any loose needles before you bring the tree indoor.

Once inside, stand the tree in their special Christmas tree stand.

Add a pint of water to the bowl and keep topping up over the Christmas, ensuring the base of the tree is always submerged in water. This will keep your tree fresh over the holiday period.

Christmas Tree Safety

Place the tree in the coolest part of the room making sure it is properly secured and away from doorways, stairs, heaters, radiators and open fires.

Make sure that lights on the Christmas tree or lights used for decorations elsewhere are properly wired and comply with European Union standards of safety.

Always unplug Christmas tree lights and decorations before leaving the house.

Order your tree online at You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, just give qualified forester, Tom, a ring on 0862532320 and he will select the tree that best suits your needs. You can also visit Tom’s Christmas tree farm outside of Ballinasloe with all your family and pick your own tree. It’s a wonderful day out in the fresh air and creates memories that all the kids will treasure for years to come.

They deliver free to the Athlone area and Viewing at the Christmas tree farm is by appointment only, ring Tom at 0862532320.



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