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Holiday Tradition: Where to Find A Real Christmas Tree in Perth

There’s just something magical about having a real Christmas tree in the house for Christmas. We think it might have something to do with the smell of pine which evokes the beauty of Christmas. The classic holiday tradition of picking a Christmas tree is still thriving. In 2019, nearly 26 million real Christmas trees were sold in the United States alone according to the National Christmas Tree Association. And while in Australia, pine trees aren’t native – there’s isn’t a better time than now to go and secure the perfect Christmas tree in time for the holidays.

While a synthetic tree can be an immediate and convenient substitute, there’s something magical about an authentic Christmas tree. The seasonal staple is usually an evergreen conifer such as fir, spruce, or pine, and stands as a symbol to decorate, open gifts and celebrate with friends and family around. Although Christmas shopping can be stressful, here are some top tips for choosing a real Christmas tree and where to buy one in Perth.

One of the first things to consider before purchasing a real Christmas tree is where the tree is going to sit inside the home. First, estimate the possible space choosing a low-traffic area of the house to mitigate obstruction and accidental collisions. For optimal results also avoid heat sources, such as electronics, heaters and windows with direct sunlight.

Once you are satisfied with where the tree will go, then the size, colour, shape and feel of the tree is the next things to look at. A real Christmas tree can come in a variety of sizes and styles including a regular ‘full’ tree or a narrow/slim style. The choice depends on the available space of the room as well as the adorning decorations.

When determining the size allow for around 15 centimetres between the top of your tree and the ceiling to provide extra space for a decorative topper. For children, a softer needled tree such as pine or fir is likely more appropriate than spruce which tend to have sharper needles.

The colour will come down to personal preference and the room’s decor. Real Christmas trees generally have a dark green hue however some have grey, brown and lighter greens shades.

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How to care for a real Christmas tree

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 real Christmas tree in a Cinco Christmas tree stand that can hold at least 4 litres of water as well as your tree (ie at least the medium-sized stand). You should expect the tree to take up additional water.  Water the new tree until water uptake stops.

Place the tree away from sunlit windows, television sets and other heat sources as they will dry out your tree prematurely.

If properly cared for (using the first five steps) your real Christmas tree should last at least 4 weeks before drying out.

Where to buy a real Christmas tree in Perth

Muriale’s Tree Farm Herne Hill

Location: 633 Great Northern Hwy Herne Hill WA

Offering the full farm experience, take a trip to Muriale’s Tree Farm with the kids to pick a real Christmas tree. The enchanting pine forest in Herne Hill is an exceptional place to wander around and find the perfect tree for the festivities.

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Wilburys Traditional Christmas Trees

Location: 8350 West Swan Road, Henley Brook

Conveniently located in the Swan Valley about 25 minutes from Perth’s CBD, Wilbury’s is open seven days a week in the months leading up till Christmas. Prices start from around A$110 for a 6-foot tree.

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Tom’s Pines

Location: Various metro locations

With various locations around Innaloo, Wannanup, Kingsley, and Bunbury, Tom’s Pines is well spread across the metro area. The husband and wife team have been growing real Christmas trees for 30 years so they also know about cultivating the best conifers. Trees generally range from 1.5 to 3 metres high with prices averaging $70.

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S & G’s Christmas Trees

Location: Order online

If convenience is key, S & G’s are the place to go. They offer full delivery, set up and tree removal services all with the ease of ordering online. Its trees typically come in a range of sizes from 6-12 feet with a non decorated tree starting from $389 and decorated trees from $1,750.

Christmas Trees of Wanneroo

Location: 99 Rousset Rd Mariginiup, Wanneroo

Just five minutes from Wanneroo Central shopping centre, Christmas Trees of Wanneroo has over 2,500 trees to choose from. The lovely farm is perfect for a leisurely stroll through the plantation while finding the perfect tree. All trees are individually priced.

Source: Christmas Trees of Wanneroo Facebook

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