There are only three things to do to make sure your tree looks great and stays fresh through the Christmas season: water it, water it again and give it some water!

Here are those three tips in more detail:

  • TIP 1. Before standing the tree, ensure that the base of the tree is not dry. If it is dry, we recommend you re-cut the truck at least 1cm shorter. This will allow the water to be absorbed through the trunk more effectively.
  • TIP 2. Stand the tree in fresh water. In the first 24 hours of the tree being in water the tree can drink up to 3 litres of water. Keep the water level above the end to prevent it from drying out. If the base of your tree is out of water for any length of time, your tree risks drying out sooner.
  • TIP 3. Keep your Christmas tree away from direct sunlight. Some Australian hot days will stress the needles on the tree which can make the tree to brown off sooner.

So remember to water, lots!