Tips for Choosing a Christmas tree
Tips on buying a Christmas tree
Buy Christmas tree, but a good
Christmas trees are for traders in the week of November and early December the busiest of the year. In about six weeks time to the whole country and the buyers abroad are provided with Christmas trees. They come in all sizes, from miniature trees in pots of trees to several meters high. The consumer therefore has a wide choice. But what is a good tree? And with so many trees are felled and cut, we do not destroy nature? The answer to that last question is negative. Spruces are specially bred to be sold as Christmas trees. It is therefore not naturally felled. On a Christmas tree farm trees are planted for 3-4 years old. They are approximately 30 to 40 cm then grow approximately 40 to 50 cm per year. So a tree of about 2 meters is approximately 7 to 8 years old.
The historically famous Christmas tree is the green spruce (Picea abies) which millions are traded around Christmas. Did you know that this tree is also an important economic value in forestry and a major supplier of timber and the famous pine? The green spruce is one of the most common trees for afforestation of northern and central Europe. This tree is also suitable as a Christmas tree in the garden to serve. Inside, the needles fall more quickly.
A tree that is very strong in emerging as a Christmas tree is known as Nordmann (Abies nordmanniana). The needles were 2 cm long, glossy and dark green color and do not sting. As a Christmas tree also has the ability to keep indoors a long with little or no needle loss.
In the Netherlands, the Serbian spruce, Omorika (Picea omorika) grown. This is because of its shape and elegance perfectly into its own as a Christmas tree indoors. The needle loss is less than the ordinary green spruce.
The blue spruce (Picea pungens ‘Glauca’) is a very beautiful, some squat tree with sturdy branches. Please note that because the needles are quite sharp.
A fragrant tree with soft needles and little naaldval the Nobilis (Abies nobilis). The needles are bluish green on top. The branches of the spruce are widely used for Christmas greenery.
A cute mini Christmas tree is the Conica (Picea glauca ‘Conica’), a beautiful fresh green, conical conifeertje, which is sold in tubs. The height varies as between 30 and 80 cm, so as to small Christmas tree from room window.
Besides the various types of Christmas trees Conica the cut, with root ball and pot. The choice will depend on your use of the Christmas tree to create. Inside the house is a tree with root ball or pot is recommended to the tree as long as possible to keep well and thus needle loss as much as possible to go. It is simply unavoidable that a tree losing needles. A tree leaves, the needles on the tree three years have been, its needles fall. The needles on the tree are thus the last three years! Therefore there are no needles in the middle of the tree.
A good tip: If you buy a tree should never lose green needles, the tree is not fresh!
Place the Christmas tree too close to a heat source or illumination. Central heating will undoubtedly enhance the needle loss. Keep the tree constantly moist by regularly pouring it into the pot. As a rule of thumb you can use your Christmas tree about half a liter of water a day business. This of course depends on the height of the tree. Plants with a solid root ball will be longer.
Put the tree in a standard cut, go for it with a water reservoir. Cut the bottom 5 cm of the trunk before you put him in that standard. Do you put a cross on a tree, make sure it is stable and secure it prefers to secure fall over.
The relationship of the spruce Christmas is among traced back to the Middle Ages, the tradition of the symbolism surrounding the story of Adam and Eve on December 24. A reproduction of the picturesque Garden of Eden full of fruit trees shows – the symbol of abundance. Over time those trees were gradually replaced by pine, a magical plant because it is always green. The first indications of the use of the Christmas tree in this region come from a German chronicle from 1605. Who described the custom of a pine tree to take home and decorate with colored paper roses, sweets and gilded ornaments. At first this was something only rich people did. The English nobility followed suit.
In the nineteenth century, the tradition has spread throughout Europe and in all walks of life. By the second half of the twentieth century we see the Christmas tree in homes around the world in Africa and Asia increased. The habit of shiny balls and other ornaments hanging in Christmas tree originated in the ancient folk belief that shiny objects repel an evil force.