Visit us south of St Albans on the A414 (Sat nav AL2 1DH)

Need help or advice? 01727 822255 [email protected]

Our superb range of fresh farmed Christmas trees will be available from the end of November 2017.

Trees are displayed standing up , un-netted , to make it really easy for you to choose your favourite. We will net the tree for easy transport home or we can deliver direct to your door.  If you are unable to visit us then why not call us and we can select a tree for you!

Norway Spruce (Picea Abies)
Norway Spruce
The traditional Christmas tree with short green needles. Best suited for a cooler position or ideally outside. If it is allowed to dry out when brought into the home, it will drop its needles badly. However, if kept in a water holding stand which is regularly topped up with water it should remain fresh throughout the festive period with minimal needle drop.
Cut Sizes Available: 120 -150cm (4’-5’), 150-180cm (5’-6’), 180-210cm (6’-7’) and 210-240cm (7’-8’).
Potted Sizes Available: 80-100cm (2’-3’) and 100-125cm (3’-4’).

Nordman Fir (Abies Nordmanniana)
Nordman Fir
The most popular Christmas tree variety – A family favourite. With a classic Christmas tree shape and long, soft, dark green needles the Nordman Fir has excellent needle holding properties.
Cut Sizes Available: 120 -150cm (4’-5’), 150-180cm (5’-6’), 180-210cm (6’-7’), 210-240cm (7’-8’), 240-270cm (8’-9’) and 300cm (10’).
Potted Size Available: 80-100cm (2’-3’).

Noble Fir (Abies Nobilis)
Noble Fir
Noble Firs have unique, upturned blue-green needles and evenly spaced braches. Often a popular choice, they can display all the characteristics of the perfect Christmas tree. Choose those with a strong blue colour to provide a stunning look in your home.
Cut Sizes Available: 120 -150cm (4’-5’), 150-180cm (5’-6’), 180-210cm (6’-7’) and210-240cm (7’-8’).

Fraser Fir (Abies Fraseri)
Fraser Fir
This Christmas tree has a unique fragrance and excellent needle holding properties. It has firm branches which can are suitable for larger decorations. Fraser Fire is often referred to as looking similar to Norway Spruce but has the needle holding qualities of Nordman Fir.
Cut Sizes Available: 120 -150cm (4’-5’), 150-180cm (5’-6’), 180-210cm (6’-7’) and210-240cm (7’-8’).

Christmas Tree Care

Cut Trees

Store your Christmas tree with its net removed in an upright position in a cool, frost free place. Do not install your tree too early. To reduce needle drop the best results will be achieved if you bring your tree in for 10-14 days over Christmas.

Saw off 5cms (2”) from the bottom of the trunk*. Place in to a bucket of water for a long drink, this will pump up the needles for a fuller looking tree and help to reduce needle drop.

*N.B. If you are intending to use a ‘Stand Straight’ tree stand and have requested for your tree to be bored, then only saw off a thin slither to leave enough bored depth for the tree to be held on the locating pin.

Either plant your tree firmly in a pot of moist sand with a saucer beneath the container or fix in to a Christmas tree stand, preferably one with an integral reservoir, and top up water level regularly.

Containerised Trees

Thoroughly water the compost and place a saucer beneath the pot.

Keep the Christmas tree in the house for a short a period as possible. If possible put the tree in a frost free place to re-acclimatise before planting out, constructing a wind break around the plant would also be beneficial.

Positioning your Tree Inside

DO NOT BRING YOUR TREE IN TOO EARLY. IT WILL BE AT ITS BEST FOR ONLY 10-14 DAYS.

Place in a cool position away from heat sources and out of draughts. Top up reservoir in tree stand and water compost as required, being mindful of the electrics.

Stands

Stand Straight Stands and the more decorative Easy Fix Stands are the answer to the very frustrating job of erecting a Christmas Tree. Both types have a central pin that allows the tree to stand straight . The Stand straight Stands are available in three sizes; for trees up to 1.8m (6ft), for trees up to 2.5m ( 8ft), and for trees up to 3m ( 10ft). The Easy Fix Stands are more decorative, available in red and green are suitable for trees up to 2.4m (8ft).

Recycling

At the end of the festive season please bring your Christmas trees and Christmas cards to the Nursery from 2nd – 18th January inclusive for recycling. An area will be set aside at the top of the car park to make disposal easy for you. Alternatively, for a nominal charge, we will collect your Christmas tree for you. Please contact the Nursery for more details on 01727 822255.  Or have a look at the details at the end of the Christmas tree leaflet.