Choose a live Christmas tree!
How to choose a Christmas tree
- Our spruce and pine trees are cut in the tenth of December, and imported - from the end of November. To check the freshness of the tree, break off a small twig. If it breaks off easily and with a bang, then the tree is dry and was cut down a month before the holidays or experienced a sharp temperature fluctuation. In a fresh Christmas tree, the branches are elastic and it will not be easy to break them off.
- The color of the needles in the Russian Christmas tree should be bright green.
- The trunk in girth should be at least 6 centimeters, a thin trunk is a sign of a Christmas tree disease.
- If you rub fresh needles, your fingers will become oily and you will smell the needles. If the needles are dry and odorless to the touch, then the tree is frostbitten.
- The tree should not crumble if it is slightly rocked. Pay attention to whether the tree has a fresh log house.
How to care for a living Christmas tree at home
- Having bought a Christmas tree a few days before the holiday, put it on a balcony or in a cool dark place in an ordinary bucket of water.
- Before installing the tree, shorten the trunk a few centimeters. This will help open the pores of the tree for normal absorption of moisture.
- The lower the temperature and the higher the humidity in the room, the longer the festive appearance of any tree will be preserved.
- Try to install the Christmas tree away from the radiator.
- Spray needles and branches from the spray bottle with water.
- In a pot or bucket where the tree will stand, you can pour sand, which is then regularly moistened with water.
- You need to water the spruce as often as indoor plants.
- It is recommended to pour liquid for cut flowers into the water, which can be bought at any flower shop without any problems. Adding regular sugar to water will not be effective
At the Christmas market
Norman fir, or Danish tree, is particularly fluffy. Fir needles are flat, long and soft, their upper surface is painted in deep green, and the lower has two bright stripes. Thanks to these stripes, the tree seems silvery when changing the angle of view. Norman firs are grown in nurseries and are designed specifically for the New Year and Christmas holidays. It can stand for 7-10 weeks, remaining fluffy and fresh.
This is a classic Christmas tree, which is usually sold at Christmas markets. Norway spruce is heterogeneous in appearance, which is due to various types of branching. The location of the branches is always asymmetric, and the branches themselves are quite small. Light green needles are short and stiff. A good, fresh tree can stand until the end of January, however, then it will suddenly fall off, so it is important not to miss the moment. Many people choose a domestic Christmas tree, because it is she who has the strongest coniferous aroma.
Classic New Year's pine is extremely popular in the Czech Republic. The crown is a regular cone. Compared to spruce, it is better kept warm. The needles are large and fall less than that of a Christmas tree, moreover, they are easier to clean. Recently, an increasing number of buyers have preferred black pine. Compared to the ordinary pine, its needles are longer and tighter, and the crown is stronger and wider. Usually a deep dark green color.
Prickly spruce - Picea pungens
This tree is native to North America. It is found in several color options - from dark green to silver. The needles are very prickly, but for a long time they keep a fresh look and do not fall off.
Christmas trees in tubs
If you do not want to destroy the tree, you can buy a Christmas tree in a container with nutrient soil. Such a spruce can be installed in a room or office, it can be used to design an entrance. The main thing is not to forget to water the tree. The trees in the containers have completely preserved the root system, so they can be planted in the garden after the holidays.