It’s that festive time of the year when we start to see Christmas trees on display. A pleasantly decorated Christmas tree, whether it be plastic or real is a traditional symbol associated with making Christmas fantastic.
Plastic or real?
Some might agree that there is just something special about the smell and look of a real Christmas tree. However choosing a real Christmas tree takes planning and care. If a live tree is not for you the sizes and shapes of plastic Christmas trees are endless and is often the easier option.
While the natural splendor of the Pohutukawa tree is affectionately referred to as our nations Christmas tree, these beauties are best left in their natural environment.
Some of the popular Christmas tree types around the world are Fir, Pine, Spruce, Cypress and Cedar Tree. A range of Christmas tree types are available to purchase here in New Zealand, however the Pine tree (Pinus radiata) is often the most common supplied.
A real tree is an environmentally responsible choice.
Choosing a real Christmas tree is an environmentally responsible choice as even in the trees short 4-5-year life it will convert a considerable amount of Carbon Dioxide to Oxygen, and when the festivities are over the tree branches and trunk can be turned into mulch.
How to care for your Christmas tree?
Whether you have access to fell your own tree, or you purchase direct from a tree farm or from a charity here are some simple suggestions to help keep your tree smell and look great for 3-4 weeks.
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