We are closed from Monday 21st December 2020
Christmas will be different this year, but you will still be able to buy your Christmas tree from The Christmas Tree Barn at Slamseys. There are some changes though:
- The layout of the barn has been changed to enable social distancing with signs and markers to guide you.
- Our new display system makes it quick and easy to choose the right tree without removing it from the rack. Please only remove the tree you wish to buy from the rack or ask for assistance from a member of staff.
- It will help us and make your visit quicker if you choose your tree during the week and don’t arrange to meet friends here.
Our philosophy is simple: we want to help you choose the best Christmas tree for your home and help make this Christmas special.
Buy sawn trees in heights from 1 metre to 5 metres and small trees grown in containers. Christmas trees are grown here at Slamseys Farm and we buy some from selected growers so that we can offer a wide range of sizes and shapes.
The Nordman Fir with its dark green glossy foliage and soft needles is ideal for homes with young children or pets and is our customers’ favourite Christmas tree. The Nordman Fir has good needle retention so, if you put your tree in a cool room and keep it watered, there won’t be too many needles to sweep up.
The Norway Spruce is the traditional triangular shaped Christmas tree with a wonderful smell and is our most popular tree for displaying outdoors. If you’re taking a Norway spruce indoors, place it in a spot where it won’t get knocked and keep it cool and watered.
CARING FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
When you get your tree home, saw off the bottom 2cms of trunk so that the tree can take up water and put the tree into a stand that holds water and is a suitable size for your tree. Cramming a large tree into a small stand can make the tree unstable and unable to take up enough water. Your tree may drink 1 litre a day.
Pot grown trees should be kept inside for no longer that twelve days to reduce stress and damage. If these living trees are kept cool and regularly watered, they can be planted in the garden or grown on in a suitable sized pot outdoors after Christmas.
A well-cared for Nordman Fir tree will look fresh and glossy on Christmas Day but if you put up your tree in a warm house at the beginning of December and don’t water it, you must expect some deterioration by Christmas Day.
Norway Spruce trees shouldn't be taken inside until the week before Christmas.