Wondering where you can get a real Christmas tree in Bucks?

This weekend is the start of Advent which means it's officially time to get the decorations out and decorate your Christmas tree. 

If you’re choosing to buy a real tree this year there are a few things you need to know: 

Why do we decorate Christmas trees?

Decorating your home with an evergreen fir tree has been a tradition for much longer than you may think.

Christians and Pagans have used the tree to celebrate winter festivals for thousands of years.

Pagans used branches of the fir tree to decorate their homes during the winter soltice as it made them think of the spring to come. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God. 

When should you put it up?

Advent officially behins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, this year falling on Sunday, November 29.

However, there’s no right or wrong and if you want to put your tree up before or after Advent then so be it, we think you’re allowed to this year especially. 

How long do they last? 

With proper care, most real Christmas trees should last at least five weeks or more. That means, if you decorate for Christmas in late November, your tree should survive beyond the holiday festivities. 

Where can I get a real Christmas tree in Bucks?

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Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas Tree Farm Chesham HP5 1NE

The seasonal Christmas tree plantation in Chesham is a great place to choose your next Christmas tree and for many, visiting the farm has become a Christmas tradition.

Trees on offer include Nordmann Firs known for being non-drop as well as the Fraser Fir, Scots Pine and the traditional Norway Spruces. 

Christmas Tree Farm have been selling trees for more than 30 years and are the experts in tree growth and care in the region. 

The sales area is floodlit so you are able to pick your tree even after the sun goes down.

Opening times:

9am - 6pm Monday to Friday

9am - 5pm weekends

Christmas Tree Place

Christmas Tree Place, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted HP4 2SZ

Pick your own freshly cut Christmas tree at Christmas Tree Place daily from their field, a truly festive right of passage.  

Offering both premium and cheaper alternatives there are fresh trees to suit everyone's budgets. 

Prices start at £9 for a Norway Spruce and £16 for non-drop trees.

Visitors are reminded to wear suitable footwear when in the field and there are Christmas decorations available for sale in their store. 

Opening times:

9am - 5pm daily

Stotts Nursery 

Studdridge Plantation, Ibstone Rd,  Stokenchurch, HP14 3XS

This gorgeous family owned nursey has been open to the public since 2017 and is well-known for growing a range of plants and this year they are selling pot grown Christmas trees for the first time. 

The small trees are a great addition to any home and include the Nordmann Fir and Serbian Spruce varieties.

Also on offer are a range of Christmas decoration and ready-made wreaths which start at £20 each.  

Opening times: 

10am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Capital Gardens

Wycombe Road (A40) Studley Green, HP14 3UX.

The garden centre at Studley Green has a range of gorgeous plants and trees on offer to spruce up your home this festive season.

Tree varieties include the Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir and a range of pot-grown trees which are more environmentall friendly as you can plant them in your garden. 

You can get 10 per-cent off your tree when you use their fast-track tree service, find out more on their website. 

Opening times:

9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday

10.30am - 4.30pm Sunday

How do I dispose of my tree after Christmas?​

Supposedly it's bad luck to still have your tree up after January 6.

Properly disposing of your tree can cut your carbon emissions by up to 80 per-cent.

You can take your real tree to your nearest Household Recycling Centre, check the council website to find your closest centre.

How will you be celebrating Christmas this year? Let us know in the comments.