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Christmas Tree's with Eugene Higgins

Friday, 8 December 2006

CHRISTMAS TREES WITH EUGENE HIGGINS

It's coming up to Christmas and everyone wants a Christmas Tree with the wow factor! Now is the time to start looking for your perfect Christmas Tree! Our Gardening expert Eugene Higgins is here to discuss what's the best Christmas Tree for you this Christmas.

Eugene will discuss 5 different types of Christmas Tree's available this Christmas.
1) Noble Fir 
2) Lodgepole Pine (Coillte are not selling these this year)
3) Nordman Fir
4) Noble Spruce (Coillte are not selling these this year - may not be available)
5) Children's Christmas Tree €55  The Gift Tree Company
6) Christmas Wreaths
7) Swag (for table or door decoration) €10 available Coillte

Prices range between €30 and €50 depending on size and type of tree.

Eugene will talk about growing Christmas Trees in relation to the small children's Christmas Tree. These Christmas Trees are child friendly as the needles don't fall out and are soft for small hands!

Tips
. Ensure the tree is well rooted.
. Choose a room for the that is not too hot
. Water twice a week
. Acclimatize tree by moving it to a cool porch or garden shed away from frost. Then place out a couple of weeks later.
. Fertilize in Spring

For more information
Children's tree provided courtesy of The Gift Tree Company. Price 55 euro including delivery anywhere in Ireland. Order form www.tree.ie or phone 087 8117760 or 087 2535865.
Big trees provided courtesy of Coillte. (Coillte are also offering free saplings with all Christmas Trees while stocks last) www.coillte.ie

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