Refresh the tree by making a straight cut across the base, taking 2cm off the stump before you place it into a stand with water. This simple measure will better enable your real Christmas tree to absorb sufficient water to maintain its freshness.
Place the Christmas tree in a Christmas tree stand and top up the stand with water each morning. If the water drops below the base of the trunk, the trunk may seal itself and not be able to absorb water and the stump will need to be cut again.
If you do not wish to put your tree up immediately, store it in a cool place out of wind and sun in a bucket of water. Place the tree away from sunlit windows, other heat sources as this will dry out your tree prematurely.
If properly cared for your Christmas tree should look and smell beautiful for up to 4 weeks.