How to maintain a Christmas tree

It is important to maintain a Christmas tree after cutting it down, because the Christmas tree is still alive and therefore in need of water and not too much heat.

The temperature

When the Christmas tree is cut down, a tempering process is nessesary to avoid shocking the Christmas tree, which could result in loss of needle. Once the tree is cut we manage the pemper-ing process. We do this by slowly exposing the tree to higher temperatures, until it reaches 5-10˚, so the tree is not shocked when it is brought into the warmth of a livingroom. We recommend that you place the Christmas tree as far from heatsources – like burning stoves and radiators – as possible, since the radiant heat will dry out your tree.

Your Christmas tree needs water

A cut down tree is like a flower in need of water. Therefore we recommend that you use a Christmas tree foot where you can add water to your tree.

Your Christmas tree is bleeding

When a Christmas has been cut down, it is still alive, and like when we cut ourselves on a knife, it bleeds. After a while the blood will coagulate and close the wound. The same goes for the Christmas tree. Here resin flows from the fine pores, and closes the cut like a band-aid. After a while you may need to cut of a slice, so the fine pores are opened again and the Christmas tree can drink water.

Which is the best species?

The most popular tree is the Normann fir. It has good durability, which other species don’t have. Here can be mentioned the Norway spruce, which was very popular 20 years ago, but only has a durability of a few days.