The Perfect Tree
When we were children Christmas started when we went to choose our tree. I remember searching for the perfect one to take pride of place in our living room. It was a magical time.
This passion and enthusiasm is still with us today and at The Natural Christmas Tree Company we want to make the experience of choosing your tree as enchanting and exciting as possible.
We believe there is no substitute for a real Christmas tree – the smell, the feel and the excitement just can’t be matched – and we’re here to help you select the perfect tree for your home.
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Farm Fresh Trees
There's nothing quite like a real Christmas Tree
Natural Christmas Tree Company is a family run business. We’ve been involved with Christmas trees for over a decade and have been planting and growing our own trees since 2008. Read more about our story.
Nestled in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, Prestbury Farm is just 5 miles from Gloucester and 5 miles from Newent.
However many trees you need, we’re here to help. Visit our wholesale page or get in touch.
Have a look at our range of trees. If your heart is set on a particular tree and it won’t fit in your car, or if you can’t make it to our Christmas shop, don’t worry, you can buy it on-line and we can deliver.
Discover our top tips for making sure your tree looks in tip top condition throughout the Christmas period.
It takes around eight years for your Christmas tree to move from the farm to your living room. Follow its journey and find out more about the life of your tree.
Real or Fake?
Of course as Christmas tree growers, we’re going to recommend that you buy a real tree! Apart from the scent and the feel, there are some more reasons why it’s good to be real
The experience of choosing a real tree and the smell of Christmas in the houseThe experience of buying a real tree, going out with your loved ones and friends, selecting the perfect size, shape and colour for your home creates the most wonderful memories. It’s the look, texture and smell of the real tree that makes it so special, just like us each tree is individual and unique. The feeling of excitement as you bring it home just can’t be matched.
Is it really less hassle using a fake tree?With a fake tree you have to find the ladder to gain access to the loft, search around for where the fake tree should be, once you finally find it you need to clean it off and make sure mice have not caused damage to it. If choosing a real tree is not for you what could be easier than ordering online and having it delivered to your door by the Natural Christmas Tree Company. A fake tree will not drop needles, whereas a real one will, however following our ‘tree care’ guide will drastically reduce this.
Real trees provide wildlife habitatReal Christmas trees provide valuable wildlife habitats while they’re growing. We actively manage our plantation for wildlife and provide brash piles, areas of rough grass and wildflowers. The trees themselves provide a place for birds to nest along with a host of insects for birds to feed on. We often find nests within or at the base of our trees, and because we are always planting more than we harvest, we have a huge range of ages of tree so provide a hugely diverse ecosystem.
Improve soil structureThe roots of the Christmas tree and the work we do when managing the trees helps to improve the soil structure. Protecting soil is essential, without healthy soils we would not have healthy trees. Healthy soil with high organic matter content ensures the trees are better able to cope with stress caused by weather extremes such as prolonged rainfall or hot dry conditions.
Real trees are Carbon sinksWhile they’re growing, real Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases and emit fresh oxygen. A 2m artificial tree has a carbon footprint equivalent to 40kg of greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than twice that of a real tree that ends its life in landfill – and more than 10 times that of real trees that are burnt.
Real Trees Are RenewableReal Christmas trees are grown on farms just like any other agricultural crop. To ensure a constant supply, Christmas tree growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest, we at the Natural Christmas Tree Company plant twice as many trees each year as we harvest. Artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in Chinese factories. The average family uses an artificial tree for only six to nine years before throwing it away, where it will remain in a landfill for centuries after disposal. Environmental Benefits
Real Trees Are RecyclableReal Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Christmas trees have many renewable uses such as using them in areas to reduce erosion such as sand dunes or river banks where they provide soft barriers. Christmas trees can also be mulched or burned to produce energy.
Is a fake tree really cost effective?It is true you can spend a lot of money each year on a real tree, but this is also the case with a fake tree. A 6 ft good quality fake tree is around £200 whereas a real Norway Spruce at 6 ft would cost around £20.
European Agricultural Fund Grant
Specialist Tree Productivity Machinery
Project Name - Prestbury Farm - Specialist tree productivity machinery
Source of funding - European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Project Description - This year we have been fortunate to be granted a European Agricultural Fund which has been essential to the growth of our harvesting and growing capabilities, it has allowed us to invest in a hydraulic Netting machine. This is a specialist tractor mounted machine that dramatically speeds up the Christmas tree harvesting process and enables us to cut later and respond to demands quicker providing fresher trees. We have also purchased an inter-row machine that allows for accurate fertiliser placement and harvesting head that increases speed and safely and has helped to streamline the management practices required to produce a quality Christmas tree.