After the Festive Season is over, here are the best ways of dealing with your trees
Dispose of your Cut Christmas tree carefully. It can make a big difference to the environment
If you have access to a chipper or shredder then you can turn your tree into garden mulch and use it to improve the soil around your plants and fruit trees and help suppress weeds. Alternatively, either:-
DON'T BURN YOUR TREE!
... if you do you will release all the carbon which has been absorbed by your tree while it was growing immediately back into the atmosphere.
You're Pot Grown tree isn't just for Christmas!!
if you look after your Pot Grown tree carefully during the festive period, you can then grow it on for future years. If you do your tree will be completely CARBON NEUTRAL
HOW TO DO IT
Growing in a Pot
Remove the decorative Cover Pot and then the Climate Bag from around the Growing Pot inside. It is important to re-pot into a larger container or pot which is at least twice the size. ( A minimum of 15 litres). You can plant it into the new container while still in the grow pot, If you prefer, you can remove the grow pot to release the roots completely. If you decide to remove the grow pot, it is important to cut the grow pot away from the natural rootball disturbing as little of the soil around the roots as possible.
Planting In Open ground
Dig a hole twice as wide and twice as deep as the size of the grow pot. Fill the hole with a mixture of general purpose compost and soil. Carefully remove the tree from the grow pot, disturbing as little of the natural rootball as possible. PLant on naturally free draining soil. Your tree will tolerate shade and does not require feeding. It is possible to plant your tree without removing the grow pot. It will still grow, but perhaps a little more slowly.
In-fill with 50:50 mix of soil and compost.
Gently firm the soil and water well.
Water generously in the first few years of establishment.
Admire your Needlefresh tree for years to come.
Needlefresh was formed by a group of serious growers of real Christmas trees, who wanted to ensure their trees were delivered direct from their plantations to your home. Needlefresh have real Christmas trees available for sale to the trade throughout the UK, straight from our specialist growers.
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