WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
Our trees are grown on plantations and tended to day in, day-out, which makes a massive difference to the finished product. Using these methods ensures a strong and luscious product, fit to grace your living room or office. These are the best trees you will find anywhere – guaranteed!
Planting trees under the careful supervision of an arborist gives complete control over every aspect of the trees development from planting and pruning to feeding and cutting. This degree of care and control ensures that every tree that passes through our gates has been able to achieve its full potential and is the fullest and freshest example of the species.
We are passionate about all things green! In fact, we are committed to helping the environment in every way we can. Here is a list of the measures we take to help the planet:
• Carbon positivity: it is estimated that each acre of Christmas trees produces enough oxygen to meet the needs of 16 people, meaning that our business is actually carbon positive for most of the year. During the Christmas season we manage to remain Carbon Neutral, any emissions from transportation and delivery vehicles is offset by the trees still growing on our plantations.
• Looking out for nature: real Christmas trees are generally better for the environment than artificial trees because they do not use non-biodegradable plastics and metals, and can be recycled through chipping for use in gardens.
• Replanting: for every Christmas tree that is harvested, we make sure three seedlings are replanted in it's place, ready to begin the cycle of growing, fixing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen again for us straight away.
• Modernising our fleet: we are currently endeavouring to replace our diesel delivery vans with electric vehicles. Also, wherever possible we encourage the use of power-saving LED lights as they use a fraction of the energy of incandescent bulbs.
Proud Members of the British Christmas Tree Growers’ Association
Our trees are measured to half way up the leader (the large central stem at the top of the tree) rather than to the tip, ensuring you get excellent value for money. For more information, see our Quality Guarantee.
In our opinion, nothing beats the smell of a fresh Christmas tree. The Nordman Fir and the Fraser Fir each have a lovely scent but it is quite subtle, unlike their more fragile cousin, the Norway Spruce, which has a beautiful strong fragrance.
Our quality guarantee means that if you don't like the tree you receive we will replace it, no questions asked (you just need to tell the driver or notify us on the day). What we recommend you do is add your specific requirements to the notes when you checkout. That way the whole team (from our staff who hand-pick trees during dispatch to the driver who delivers your tree) knows your preferences and will do their best to pick the tree that is right for you.
Alternatively you can visit one of our stores and choose from a huge selection of trees (some offer a local delivery service in the evenings of limited availability).
Despite what people may think, a real tree is actually better for the environment than an artificial tree. Firstly real trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air as they grow, as well as providing a habitat for wildlife. Secondly, an artificial tree is usually made from non recyclable plastic, which will sit in landfills for years and years once it has been thrown out.
Yes! Your Christmas tree is like a freshly cut flower, it needs water to survive. We can make life a little bit easier for you however with one of our water holding Christmas tree stands. A water holding stand gives the tree as much water as it may need.
The Nordman Fir has a lovely smell, but the Norway Spruce has a stronger Christmas scent.
These guys are not recommended for the indoors, unless you get them delivered late in the season. They have a great Christmassy scent but they are very fragile and like to live outdoors.
With real Christmas trees, we advise that the width usually tends to be around 1/2 and 1/3 of the height of the tree, however the taller the tree the closer the 1/3 size.