Our Christmas trees are locally grown on Dartmoor and freshly cut to order for us each year.
We stock two types of tree Noble Fir and Norway Spruce. Noble Fir is known for its beauty, long keep ability, and its stiff branches make it a good tree for heavy ornaments, as well as providing excellent greenery for wreaths and garland.
The Norway Spruce start from £20 for a tree which is excellent value. It is readily identified by its dark green needles and drooping branchlets and has a dark green crown with a triangular shape.
Available in our Tavistock Store only
Cut trees should be fresh when purchased.
The needles should not be dull and dried up.
The branches should not be brittle.
The outer needles should not fall off if the tree is gently shaken.
Once it's home
If you're not bringing the tree in straightaway, keep it outside in a cool shaded place, preferably standing in water.
Cut off about half an inch from the end of the trunk.
Mount it in a water-holding stand or wedge it in a bucket with pebbles, small stones or screwed up newspaper.
Place it away from direct heat.
Keep the container topped up with water every day - it will probably need more than you'd think.
Real Christmas trees and stands are now on sale at our Tavistock store.