The ideal way is to position your tree away from direct sunlight, in as cool a place as possible, in a bucket or a purpose made Christmas tree stand filled with water. Natural water is fine, additives make no difference. However it’s important that the water does not run out or else the butt of the tree will seal up and even if you refill the stand with water it will be unable to suck up any more water as Christmas trees form an impermeable resin seal. Should you forget to refill the stand for a day or two the only solution in order for your Christmas tree to suck up more water is for you to take the tree down and make a fresh cut of 3 – 4 cms off the bottom of the tree so that it is able to replenish itself again.
How long will a fresh Christmas tree last?
If you follow our Care Instructions below it will last till Christmas Day and beyond. Of course a Christmas tree is a living thing and will deteriorate as time passes. Ideally the best time to cut your tree is closer to the day you require it. If you have an early December function then a few days before would be appropriate. If you would like it to look great on Christmas Day then it should be cut closer to then as opposed to late November.