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Choosing The Perfect Christmas Tree Posted: 25th November 2020

Many of us have already put our tree up – after all it has been a difficult year and we are all desperate for some yuletide joy. If you’re planning on buying a tree over the coming weeks, do you buy real or fake? And which variety of real tree is best?

Choosing a real tree

Choosing a real tree can be a great adventure for children around Christmas and get them into the spirit.

The Norway Spruce is known for a having a great shape and lots of branches which are perfect for hanging your decorations. What’s more it gives off a great scent although the needles can be sharp for children and pets. This is great for those wanting a classic Christmas tree. It can lose its needles quite quickly so don’t get this variety too early or it’ll be looking a little sad by Christmas Day!

The Nordmann Fir is another popular option knowing for its even shape, soft foliage, dark green needles with a silvery underside and strong branches for larger decorations. This is great for those with children. It’s a wide tree so needs a good amount of space.

The Lodgepole Pine is great for those with high ceilings. It has a bushy appearance, long green needles, branches that point upwards and a beautiful pine scent that will fill your home. With great needle retention it should see you through Christmas and New Year.

Artificial tree

If you’re looking for a fake tree, it can be a good investment as you can use it year after year. However, a real tree uses ten times fewer materials and less energy to produce than a real tree and isn’t biodegradable.

Where to get your tree

Wwe recommend you shop local!

Caulders Garden Centre, Mearns Road South Newton Mearns – a great place to choose a real tree and browse the vast array of decorations. Will deliver.

Rouken Glen Garden Centre. Another place to take a trip to choose your tree and have it delivered.

RDM Property Maintance – just at the roundabout before Mearnskirk.

Langside Christmas Trees: https://www.facebook.com/langsidetrees/

Kev and the Elves – get a visit from the elves and santa with your delivery!  https://www.facebook.com/kevandtheelfs/?hc_location=ufi

Real Christmas Trees Giffnock – https://www.facebook.com/Real-Christmas-Trees-Giffnock-893403380806855/

Christmas Trees Glasgow: https://www.facebook.com/xmastreesglasgow/

Plants to your door: https://www.facebook.com/Plants_to_your_door-109233260748490/

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