A Christmas tree is an essential part of the festive season. They became popular here in the UK in 1841, when Prince Albert brought a fir tree home from Germany for Queen Victoria. It’s estimated that we now buy around seven million trees a year, so it’s safe to say the trend caught on!
Choosing and caring for your tree doesn’t have to be an added stress over the busy festive season, so to help you see the wood for the trees I have put together this handy guide. I’ll go through everything you need to know when selecting, decorating, caring for and disposing of your tree this holiday.
While artificial trees have become a popular low maintenance option in recent years, I still think the look and smell of a real fir is hard to beat. It turns out that real Christmas trees are also better for the environment, as long as the tree is recycled properly after use and not taken to landfill (more on that later).