Posted on Dec 1, 2023 at 8:00 pm by Emma V

Christmas is approaching quickly and it’s time to think about buying a Christmas tree to decorate your home.

Choosing a Christmas tree can be a complex task, especially if you don’t know where to start. Don’t panic! In this article, we will guide you step by step so that you can choose the best possible tree.

The different varieties of trees available on the market

There are several types of trees that are suitable for the holiday season. Here are some of the most popular varieties:

  • The Nordmann tree: This is the most common tree in France. It is appreciated for its soft needles and its good durability over time.
  • The Spruce tree: Cheaper than the Nordmann, the spruce tree has a characteristic fragrance that is highly appreciated during the holidays. However, its needles are sharper and fall off quickly.
  • The Nobilis tree: This tree has bluish needles and excellent resistance to needle drop. Its price is slightly higher than that of the Nordmann.

Size and shape: find the tree that suits your interior

Before choosing a tree, it is essential to consider the space you have at home. If you live in a small apartment, opt for a small tree or even a potted tree that you can replant after the holidays. For large houses, don’t hesitate to choose an imposing tree that will make a statement in your living room.

Also, remember to check the shape of the tree before buying it: it should be well-proportioned and have regular branches throughout its height. A good balance between branch density and base width ensures good stability for decorations.

Natural or artificial tree: weighing the pros and cons

The choice between a natural and artificial tree mainly depends on your personal preferences and ecological beliefs:

  • Natural tree: Pleasant scent, authentic appearance, annual renewal. It is possible to opt for a cut tree with an eco-label or even better, a potted tree that you can replant after the holidays.
  • Artificial tree: Reusable for several years, no falling needles, easy assembly and storage. Choose models made from recyclable materials.

Where to buy your tree? The different options available

There are several options available to you for buying your tree:

  • Garden centers and nurseries: You will find a wide selection of natural and artificial trees, as well as personalized advice from professionals.
  • Supermarkets: Trees are often cheaper there, but the quality can vary. Make sure to check the condition of the tree before putting it in your cart.
  • Sales organized by associations: By buying your tree from an association, you contribute to funding their actions while doing a good deed.
  • Online purchase: More and more websites offer home delivery of trees. It’s convenient if you can’t go out, but it’s difficult to judge the quality of the tree before receiving it.

Our tips for maintaining your tree

To keep your tree beautiful throughout the holidays, here are some tips to follow:

  • Place it away from heat sources (radiators, fireplace) to prevent it from drying out too quickly.
  • Trim the bottom of the trunk slightly to facilitate water absorption and place it in a stand with a water reservoir.
  • Regularly check the water level and add more if needed. A tree can consume up to 1 liter of water per day!

By following these tips and taking the time to choose your tree carefully, you are sure to have a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas!


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