Tips for choosing your Christmas tree and tips for home maintenance
ABC Christmas trees with many tips from the purchase to the garden spruce.
Admittedly, a plastic Christmas tree is neat but argue that the Christmas spirit into your home is the truth a little to do violence. If ancient symbol of the winter solstice is only a real Christmas tree that Christmas spirit in a unique home.
The offer contains roughly four types:
The common spruce (Picea abies Karst)
Our classic Christmas fir occurs naturally in Western, Central and Southern Europe. He is widely distributed and therefore very well known. It has the shape of a cone and has bright green needles, which are 15 to 25 mm long. It is the cheapest Christmas tree available from us.
The Serbian spruce (Picea omorica)
This fir is in the wild for at an altitude of 600 to 1400 meters in the southeast of Serbia and western Bulgaria.
The Serbian spruce is distinguished by its gray-green color. It is usually sold with root ball, and after the Christmas season perfectly planted in the garden. He is hardly more expensive than ordinary spruce.
The Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana)
This fir comes from the mountainous regions of northern Caucasus and Georgia. The needles are dark green with a silvery appearance, have a strong luster and are also longer than the traditional spruce. He has a nice pyramidal shape. The greatest asset of this spruce is that it holds its needles very long. In addition, many needles he making him a full impression. The Nordmann Fir is the Rolls Royce of Christmas trees.
This beautiful tree grows, however, half slower than an ordinary Christmas tree making it considerably more expensive than an ordinary Christmas fir. The Nordmann Fir, which is offered here is ten to fifteen years old.
The dwarf spruce (Picea glauca and Picea Conica Conica Albertiana)
This conical fir stand out by their small size. They are therefore also called table trees. They do excellent service in places where space is tight, such a small balcony or a table. They allow themselves to dress up as well as large trees and Christmas atmosphere and bring the same fragrance in the house. One advantage is that it easily in the garden or in a planter can about plants after the Christmas period. The dropout rate is zero percent. They have all the features of a large Christmas tree and must be arranged in the same way.
With or without?
Christmas trees are sold in three forms: without roots, with root ball (black plastic, to drying out), containers (black plastic pots). For the latter, you pay more, but the tree is also the best care. He is from the outset in good growing soil grown, evolving smoothly into a strong tree and remain steadfast throughout his life beautiful. He sees the least on transport and movement from outside to inside and vice versa.
O Fir Tree
Why this appeals so fir in dark and bleak winter day is clear. Besides the smell, the color in the tree house. The color green symbolizes new life and refers to the new year and the new life before us again. It was the Germans who helped spruce top priority and made it a symbol of the winter solstice.
The Christmas tree you into your home is older than you think. He has at least eight years old, but might as well (for the slow-growing Nordmann Fir) a respectable age of fifteen years.
The Christmas tree as a seedling starts and remains two years in seed bed stand. He is about 12 to 15 cm high. Then the plants are transplanted, and after another two years to be replanted them again. Then they are 50 to 60 cm high. At present, decide whether the plant is pretty enough to be a Christmas tree. The drop could even serve for forestry.
The plants then have another four years ahead. Are they mature, they are mechanically harvested and prepared for sale.
How long do you keep your tree beautiful?
– Start with first and foremost a good choice. Trees when you shake it, many living needles losses are no longer fresh. Brown needles are dead and are allowed to fall. Take a tree whose branches smooth feel and shiny dark green needles.
– Shake the tree before you get him in here, so the dead needles fall off.
– A tree with root ball retains its needles longer, as the Nordmann Fir.
– Monitor the humidity and temperature of the room where your Christmas tree. The tree losing needles rapidly if the root ball is too dry, the temperature is too high or both. Once the tree loses its needles, there is no turning back. It is therefore important to prevent dehydration.
– Take it as follows: Place the tree (with or without root ball) in a large pot and keep him at the top. Fill the pot with stones and pebbles gently up to the tree firmly upright. Fill in with sand and give the tree ample water. Then pour the tree daily.
– Place your tree as far away from a heat source or a hot air outlet grille.
From garden to spruce Christmas tree
Everyone has tried to the tree after the holidays to give a final shelter in the garden. That usually goes with varying success. Most likely to succeed when you buy a Christmas tree in a container (pot).
It’s also stressful for the tree to be driven by a warm cozy room to place a stone cold windy outside. It is crucial to the tree as well as possible to prepare for that change. Instead of a cold shock to him, leave him a few days at a cooler temperature used by him to a frost-free, unheated room to move. However, daily Pour water as before.
After four days to be acclimatized, the Christmas tree in the ground, except when the night frost. Make the hole big enough, mix some compost in the soil. Give him the first week is watered regularly. Picea omorica is interesting outdoor plants because he retains lower branches, even in later life.
Even apartment dwellers can easily choose a Christmas tree with roots. After the end of the year, the Christmas tree on the terrace held. Provided a normal bridge proper care you all year until next Christmas.