Seasonal Work on our Trees14th April 2020
Despite the current lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, seasonal work must go on to make sure that our trees grow in tip-top condition in time for Christmas 2020. Although it’s a few months away, and we’ve just enjoyed a lovely sunny Easter weekend here in Dumfries & Galloway, Galloway Woodlands Xmas Tree Farm has set it sights are set on bringing the very best Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce Christmas trees to the UK wholesale market.
Despite their robustness, these beautiful evergreen trees need care and attention to help them achieve their maximum height and shape.
A typical conifer tree produces one set of vertical branches – called a whorl – each year. If a Christmas tree grows too fast, there will be too much space between whorls – which doesn’t result in an attractive tree. Shearing encourages growth of an attractive, conical, bushy Christmas tree.
We’ve been busy shearing our trees – trimming them to ensure they continue to grow into the best shape with even growth and thick foliage over the whorls.
The right fertiliser needs to be mixed to match the levels of the soil they’re growing in, so Galloway Woodlands trees have been fertilised with a custom mix of NPK, to ensure we get the best out of the soil. NPK stands for nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, the three nutrients that compose complete fertilisers, and the application of NPK is a key stage in the year of a tree’s growth.
Our trees will also soon be sprayed with liquid copper to help build up their immune system to protect against attacks from aphids – small sap-sucking insects that we definitely don’t want near our trees.
Premium UK Wholesale Christmas Trees
At Galloway Woodlands, we do our very best throughout the year to supply trade with premium quality trees in time for the festive season consumer and looking after the tree once it’s in the home will guarantee a great looking tree right through Christmas.
- A properly watered Christmas tree can last up to four weeks inside the home.
- A freshly cut tree can absorb up to one litre of water per day so regular watering is essential.
- Christmas trees should be decorated with low-heat lights to minimise drying out of the needles.
- Keep Christmas trees away from heat sources like radiators to reduce dry-out.