How long do fresh cut trees last?

This will depend on the type of tree. Generally they will last 3-4 weeks. Fraser firs have the best longevity, lasting anywhere from 4-6 weeks.

The best way to keep a Christmas tree fresh is to give it a new cut before putting it up. Trees are cut when dormant, which means that water is stored. After it is cut, a callous forms to help keep this water inside, but it also prevents water from being absorbed by the tree. Cutting the end off the trunk removes the callous, which then allows the tree to take up water and keeps it fresh for longer. Use a stand that has a reservoir to stand the tree in water. Check the water levels frequently as a tree can use 1-2L of water daily.

Keeping the mess contained:

Tree bags help contain the potential mess of bringing a tree in and out of the house. This large bag rolls down around the base of the tree and is easily hidden by gifts and tree skirts. At the end of the season when it is time to move the tree out, simply roll the bag back up around the tree and carry it all out. Make sure to take the plastic off before recycling at a tree depot.

Varieties

Nordman Fir

Nordman Fir

  • Fragrant
  • Good Needle Retention
  • Thick Branching
  • Very Dark Green
Noble Fir

Noble Fir

  • Perfectly Imperfect
  • Irregular branching provides nooks for ornaments
Fraser Fir

Fraser Fir

  • Thick Branching
  • Best Needle Retention
  • Fragrant
  • Silver Underside on Needles
Balsam Fir

Balsam Fir

  • Thick Branching
  • Highly Fragrant
  • Good Needle Retention
  • Our Most Popular Tree!
White Pine

White Pine

  • Long Soft Needles
  • Fantastic Needle Retention
  • Best for Minimalist Decorating Styles
Scotch Pine

Scotch Pine

  • Prickly Needles
  • Holds Heavy Decorations and Lights
  • Not Fragrant