CHRISTMAS TREE FAQ
Your top 10 questions
answered by our woodland elves!
Do you deliver?
At the moment we don't - all our sales are made from our retail site in Berkhamsted. All Christmas trees are different and depend on your individual taste. It is therefore better to choose your tree yourself AND A LOT MORE FUN! We believe that direct deliveries of Christmas trees is extremely difficult to get right because of the quality of delivery services, especially at Christmas time. Once you have chosen your tree, we will wrap it tightly and even help put it into your car, or if you prefer you can tie it to your car roof for a more traditional journey home.
How can I help my tree keep its needles ?
We'll help you by cutting the bottom inch of the trunk off for you. This will re-open pores in the bark and if you then place the tree in a water holding stand within an hour or two the tree will drink a large amount of water during the season. This stops the tree from drying out and just like a cut rose in water, will stay fresh considerably longer - but you must remember to keep watering it! Read our full guide to tree care here
Where is your farm ?
Our 32 acre Christmas Tree Plantation (which is part of our 80 acres of Christmas Trees) is just off the A41 Berkhamsted junction. On leaving the A41 follow the signs to Chesham (A416) and we are on the right hand side of the road just after the entrance to Berkhamsted Schools Haresfoot site. To find us by Sat Nav our post code is HP4 2SZ, view on a map here. We are open daily from 9.30am - 6.30pm until 25th December.
How big are your trees?
This year we will have trees up to 14 feet - we will have larger trees in future years.
Do you sell Christmas trees with roots?
We only supply trees with roots up to about 4ft. It is impossible to supply larger trees with roots because the root network that needs to go with such larger trees becomes too heavy to move without specialist heavy moving equipment.
Do you sell mistletoe?
Yes, and a whole host of other beautiful baubles, lights, wreaths and garlands to make your freshly cut tree look very festive. Check out our accessories page here, or come and have a browse in our woodland cabin.
How can I pay for my tree?
We accept cash, credit and debit cards.
How do I tell if a tree is fresh?
To see if a tree is fresh, look for green needles that have a christmas tree smell. Also look to see if there is excessive needle loss and check for dryness or discoloured foliage. You will only find the freshest trees on our farm!
How is a tree measured?
A Christmas tree is measured from the bottom of the trunk to the very top of the leader (this is the long branch where the fairy or star goes) All of our trees are grouped by height and priced accordingly.
Do you have anything more Christmassy?
We think we are pretty festive. But we'd love to hear your feedback!