With over 12,000 Christmas trees to choose from this season, six different varieties and sizes ranging from tabletop to 12 feet, you will be sure to find a tree that is just right for you! Our trees are suspended from above, so you can do a complete walk-around of all its sides. Choosing the perfect tree is not an easy task, bring along your little helpers and make it a fun family event! Visit the garden centre nearest you today!
*Limited number of trees suspended at our Toronto location.
Finding the perfect tree
There is nothing like the fresh smell of pine or Douglas fir inside your home during the holidays. Before coming by to choose your Christmas tree, determine where you will be displaying your tree so we can help you pick the perfect height.
As you take a walk through the Christmas tree forest that fills our stores, inhale all of the fresh scents of Balsam fir and the classic Scots pine.
- Tree shape is symmetrical
- Soft-textured foliage is dark green with silver undersides
- Has great needle retention
- Has a more natural look
- Sheared every year with exception to the last year. This allows longer branches on the tree for more decorating area
- Pleasant ‘Christmas tree’ fragrance
- Foliage is dense, with sturdy branches
- Needles are long-lasting
Setting up your tree
While you are setting up your tree, place it away from direct sunlight, heaters and fans. Having your tree near these sources will speed up the drying process, shortening the lifespan of your tree. Make sure your tree stand fits your tree. The ring on the stand should be large enough for the trunk of your tree.
Make sure the lights you are putting on the tree are in good condition (no frayed cords) and designed for indoor use. Modus Lifestyle fairy lights are our favourite choice for decorating. The tiny lights create a warm glow on trees, illumining your decorations. Multi-coloured is also available.
Keep your Christmas Tree hydrated
After you choose your favourite Christmas tree, we will give it a fresh (1-1 ½ inch) cut to ensure the tree will drink water when you bring it home. As long as the tree stays hydrated, the needles will not fall off quickly.
Check the base of your tree stand daily for water to guarantee your tree is hydrated.
You can also pick up a bottle of StaFresh and follow the directions on the back of the bottle to extend the life of your tree and fresh greens for the holidays.
Find out if your municipality offers any programs that will recycle your living Christmas tree and wreaths into mulch. Leaving trees on the curb will end up the landfill. Learn more about recycling Christmas trees here.