This coming week the team at Trefhedyn will go to the wilds of Tregaron to choose our Nordman Fir Christmas trees.
This variety is by far the best for retaining their needles and will last for up to 4/5 weeks in the house. In fact I have seen trees thrown out after the festive season with plenty of needles left on the following spring. The problem we have with this variety is that they are very slow growing, however the slow growth also helps in the needle retention as the tree naturally retains moisture.
We do our best to have local trees and over the next 10 years their will be more and more welsh trees available which will mean we can keep prices under control without having to worry about transport costs.
We also have the traditional Norway spruce, I say traditional as this is the tree we all grew up with watching the needles fall off before christmas. However all our spruce are from Carmarthen and are cut fresh which does help somewhat in needle holding but ideally this variety should not be brought into the house untill a day or 2 before christmas.
If you have room why not plant a growing tree? Outdoor varieties such as the Colorado Blue Spruce a large growing variety growth about 1ft pr year or Picea Albertiana ‘Conica’ a dwarf variety max height 6ft.
There are a lot of pines to plant as well but you will need a good deal of room for any one of those.
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