Getting the Christmas Tree Home
You may be worrying about how you’ll get your Christmas tree home, especially if you’ve never bought a real Christmas tree before. After all, a six-foot high tree with branches that stick out takes up a lot of room.
Fear not. At Slamseys we have a netting machine that transforms an unwieldy tree into a compact tube, which can be loaded into your car. This year, we’re trialling some environmentally friendly netting or you can choose not to have your tree netted if you prefer.
Slide your tree into the car, top first. You remembered to empty the car didn’t you? The base of the trunk is very solid and can be used to wedge the tree securely in the boot. Make sure it is safe to drive.
Over the years we’ve seen Christmas trees disappearing down the drive in various ways.
One year, a chap turned up on a bicycle and strapped the tree to his saddle and wheeled it away (though he hasn’t been back with his bike since). There are a few families who regularly walk here and carry their tree back between them, some people arrive in a large van while others tow a small trailer.
Convertibles are another popular option; once the roof is lowered, the tree can be slid into the front seat and safely strapped into place. Unfortunately, this leaves no room for the passenger and they have to walk home.
But for many people, the only way to carry home the Christmas Tree is to safely strap it to the top of the car. Cover it with a rug or tarpaulin to protect it. Christmas music playing on the stereo is compulsory along with Christmas jumpers and festive hats.
When you get your tree home, follow these tips to keep your Christmas Tree looking good until Christmas.