The perfect Christmas tree…

Nov 19, 2014 | Christmas, Tree types, Winter

How to choose the perfect Christmas Tree

Absolutely nothing defines Christmas more than a perfect Christmas tree at home with the smell of pine in every room; beautiful.

Do your research

Be sure to look at as many Christmas trees as you can to get your perfect tree.

Look for unnetted trees so you can see the shape properly; look for a tree that is an ‘A’ shaped with consistent spacing between the branches.

Choose the perfect Christmas Tree - a guide by Anderson Norman Landscapes


Trees with roots are less prone to ‘needle drop’ than a cut tree and can be planted in your garden after Christmas so you can dig the tree up next year and use again.

If your Christmas tree has a good root, it will happily grow in your garden if planted soon after the festivities. The Nordmann Fir and the Norway Spruce will prefer acidic soil rather than alkaline.

Spruces have surface roots, so if buying bare-rooted to plant in the garden after Christmas, choose one that has strong and horizontal roots.

How to tell the difference between a spruce and fir tree?

One of the easiest ways to tell the difference between a true spruce and a fir tree is to look at the tree’s cones. When mature, the cones on a fir tree stand straight up; whereas the mature cones on a spruce will grow down towards the ground, from the bottom side of the branch.

If you need some help with tree hunting...