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The expert's guide to choosing the best Christmas tree

Which type of Christmas tree is right for you?

Choosing the best Christmas tree for you is easy - take our 1 minute quiz or read the expert's guide to find the perfect tree for you. Whether you prefer lodgepole pine, Nordmann fir, or Norway spruce - discover which Christmas tree you should buy this year.



Expert's guide to buying the right Christmas tree

Decide which tree is right for you with our Christmas tree buying advice. 

Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce

The Norway spruce is the traditional Christmas tree – it’s known for:

  • A wonderful shape and an abundance of branches – great for hanging lots of decorations
  • A lovely ‘Christmassy’ scent that's perfect at this time of year
  • Being a little sharp and spiky to touch
  • It’s best to buy your Norway spruce nearer to Christmas, as it can lose its needles quite quickly once brought indoors. To help your spruce retain its needles for longer, keep it away from the radiator and ensure its watered every day

The Nordmann fir is the most popular Christmas tree in Europe – it’s known for:

  • Having soft foliage and an even shape – making it a joy to decorate
  • Glossy, dark green needles that have a whitish/light blue underside
  • Strong branches, which are great for hanging those big glass decorations

The Nordmann fir is a good choice if you suffer from allergies, as the needles have a thick waxy coating.

Nordmann Fir

Nordmann Fir


Lodgepole Pine

The lodgepole pine looks best in a big space with high ceilings – it’s known for:

  • Its bushy appearance and luscious long green needles
  • Branches that point upwards
  • That wonderful pine scent
  • It holds onto its needles, which makes it a long lasting tree

If you get lucky it could even come with some pine cones on it!

Whichever Christmas tree you choose, make sure you're getting a high quality, sustainably grown product. Our trees provide:

  • Experience: This year, rejuvenate your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of the forest at Christmas. 
  • Quality: We only select the highest-quality, sustainably-grown British Christmas trees.
  • Expertise: With 100 years of forestry experience, our experts can help you choose the right tree for your home
  • Altruism: The money raised from your Christmas tree helps us maintain the forests for wildlife, for you, and for future generations