After Christmas, plant your Christmas tree!

One of the classic debates that arise at this time of the year is whether the Christmas tree should be natural or artificial.

Ecologists opt for the artificial, since in many occasions, choosing a natural tree means that the tree dies or that, at the best case, its life is shortened to only a few more years. From Toldos Guardamar we want to advise you.

When not to transplant the Christmas tree

Usually, the natural fir trees that we can buy are not native species, which means that if we take them to the woods, we will be doing something wrong, although it may seem otherwise. The reason is that we will be altering the balance of the ecosystem.

In order that Christmas tree be transplanted once Christmas is over, it is necessary that we acquire a spruce that is rooted. Commonly, the roots are cut to fit into the pot and the tree will not survive when transplanted.

Assuming we have acquired a tree with suitable roots, the safest option for the environment is  to transplant it to our garden, as long as we have enough space.

In order to increase the chances of survival of the fir, during the Christmas season we should give it as much care as we can, avoiding placing it next to the heating or some other source of heat or putting an excess of lights and, of course, watering it

Chances of survival

The chances of survival are low. Typically, only 10% of the transplanted trees survive. The main reason is the exposure to high temperatures. As we have mentioned before, you have to avoid heat sources and this is something difficult inside a house in winter, where the heating is usually turned on.

Most of the natural trees are collected by the municipalities at the end of the holidays to be transformed into compost.

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