How to pick the perfect fresh Christmas Tree
Start the festive season by bringing your family to Bell Plantation to choose the perfect fresh Christmas Tree!
Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie whilst you choose your tree.
4 Reasons to Buy Your Tree From Bell Plantation
Which tree is perfect for your home?
A freshly cut Christmas Tree
Nothing beats the frangrance and aroma that a freshly cut Christmas tree can bring to your home. But there are lots of options with fresh trees depending on your house and lifestyle. Find out which tree is right for you below:
By far our most popular tree is the Nordmann Fir. It has big, soft needles which will stay put for the season providing you take care of the tree properly. This makes it perfect for families with small children and/or pets, as well as those of us who hate the mess of dropped needles!
We have Nordmann Firs ranging from 4′ to 8′ in height.
The Fraser Fir is also a great quality tree – generally narrower than the Nordmann so great for fitting in to tight spaces. They also have a fantastic “Christmassy” scent, bringing some real festive aromas into your home. Like the Nordmann, it will keep its needles for the season with proper care.
We have 6′ and 7′ Fraser Firs.
Noble Fir Christmas trees are known for their upturned, blue-green foliage and bushy, layered look. Its stiff branches make it the ideal tree for heavier ornaments. The Noble will also keep it’s needles for the duration with proper care.
Whichever you choose, we believe it’s important that you see a tree’s width and shape prior to purchase, so all our trees are taken out of the netting and shown to you – we want you to be confident that the tree will fit your space and suit your decorations.
Potted Christmas Trees
If you’d like a tree that you can use year after year, our potted Christmas trees are perfect! Not only do pot grown trees have minimal needle drop, you can plant them out in your garden, or in to a bigger pot after Christmas, ready for the following year.
We will have potted Blue Spruce in 50-80cm and 80-100cm and potted Nordmann in 60-80cm and 80-100cm
Caring For Your Tree
Treat it like cut flowers – cut 2 cm or 3 cm from the stump straight across using a handsaw. It’s easier than you think and helps the tree absorb water.
Place your tree in a stand that holds water and generously water the tree every day (don’t add anything to the water). Depending on how warm the room is it can drink up to two litres daily.
Do not unwrap the tree until you have it exactly where you want it in the room, secure in its stand – otherwise you risk damaging the tree or injuring yourself on the branches/foliage.
In a perfect world, it’s best to leave the branches to settle for 24 hours before decorating – but we realise that excited children (and adults!) will probably not allow that to happen!
Word of warning – Putting a tree close to a heat source will dry it out. Your tree will lose its sheen and the branches will curl downward causing baubles to fall off.
Carry to car or delivery service
When you have chosen and paid for your tree, you can bring your vehicle round to our collection area and, having prepared it for you, we will load it in to your car. Or, if you would prefer, we can offer a delivery service.
Please ask at the tills for more information.