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Top Tips for Keeping Your Tree Fresh for Christmas

These are our top tips for keeping your tree looking fresh for Christmas.

by Jenny Letts, Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees

If you have bought a fresh tree these tips should usually reduce needle drop.

  1. Buy a freshly grown British Christmas tree if you’re able to.
  2. If you’re not putting your tree up straight away, store it in a bucket of water away from wind and sunlight.
  3. Take care to place your tree away from a heat source if at all possible. Away from radiators or an open fire if you can.
  4. Put your tree in a water-holding stand. It’s worth investing in one of these. Once purchased, you can keep them for many years of use.
  5. Check the water level in the stand each day or couple of days and refill as needed with fresh water. Some Christmas trees, particularly Norway Spruce, can drink up to 2 litres of water a day.

Stoke Goldington Christmas Tree Opening Times

This year, we are opening the farm on Saturday 20th November.

It will be open Saturdays & Sundays, with a couple of Friday openings too. This will give you 5 weekends before Christmas Day to buy your tree.

See our website for full opening dates: Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees

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You can take your time to enjoy walking around all the plantations. Once you’ve chosen your favourite tree, we’ll cut it down for you. The quintessential British Christmas tree picking experience! Children love it and it’s a lovely annual tradition to create as part of your Christmas calendar.

About Us

If you’re looking for the full farm experience of choosing your tree, pop your wellies on and head to Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees. Our farm has several thousands of trees in the ground. They’re all shapes and sizes with Norway Spruce and Nordmann Fir available.

We work in the trees all year long in the quest to grow the ‘perfect’ tree! Throughout the year, we prune and shape the trees and undertake specialist jobs such as bud-rubbing, leader bleeding and fork pruning. To aid growth we give the trees fertiliser and nutrients and manage the weed control across the plantations.