Yesterday, we had the first part of a guest post from Dobbies, giving tips on choosing a tree. But it's not just about choosing a tree; do you know what sort you'd like?
There are many different varieties of Christmas tree, so it might help to know your Noble from your Nordman.
These are the most popular trees sold in the UK:
Norway Spruce A festive classic and long-time favourite. This tree has densely packed needles, providing an excellent shape. They require watering every few days, so ensure you use a tree stand that will hold water.
Fraser Fir Beautifully scented, narrow and retains needles well. The Fraser has been used by the Presidents of the United States more times in the White House than any other variety.
Noble Fir Holds needles better than any other and has well-rounded edges on its blue-green foliage. Very popular in America, where it originates and can usually be found at high altitude.
Lodgepole Pine With softer needles than most and also heavily fragranced, this pine is grown in the Highlands and its needles will last well through the Christmas period.
We hope with these tips you are now better equipped to pick the perfect pine for the seasonal celebrations. Have a Happy Christmas.