At Natureworks, we strive to offer the freshest cut Christmas trees. Customers come back year after year, making it a holiday tradition to get here early and tag their tree as soon as they arrive in our nursery yard. We carry trees from the best Connecticut growers and tell you what day they were cut. We specialize in firs as they are highly aromatic AND hold up the best indoors.
In 2010, we started a new and very fun tradition of naming our trees. ‘Big Bertha’, ‘Slim Jim’, ‘Twinkles’ and many others found homes amongst our customers and brought much laughter and delight to the tree selection process! The Natureworks “Merry Elves” take great pride in their tree twirling skills when helping you pick out your perfect tree. We will gladly tag your tree and keep it for you in the back until you are ready to take it home. Delivery and setup services are available. Please inquire for pricing and towns that we service.
New in 2012! We will have our first delivery of fresh cut fir trees Before Thanksgiving! For the best selection, get here early and monitor our weekly emails for the exact delivery dates.
Some helpful hints when purchasing a fresh cut tree:
- Even if a tree is fresh cut, it only takes a few hours for the sap to seal back over the cut and prevent water uptake. ALWAYS make a fresh cut across the bottom of the tree trunk right before you put it in the stand.
- If you are not putting your tree up right away but want it to start drinking water, give it a fresh cut and sit it in a bucket of fresh water or in your stand.
- Look very carefully at the bottom end of the trunk before selecting your tree. If you have a small stand, make sure the bottom will fit in your stand!
- Remember, you usually have to remove a few of the lower branches of your tree in order to secure it in the stand. Hang onto those greens so that you can deck your halls.
- Before selecting a tree, measure the height of your ceiling and the width of the space available. When you are caught up in the excitement of our tree yard, it is easy to pick a tree that is much too big for your room!
- We suggest using SuperThrive in the water to prolong the life of your tree. We sell small bottles just for this purpose.
- Check the water level every day. Be careful if you have cats-they love to drink the Christmas tree water!
- Keep the temperature in the room where your tree is located as low as possible when you are not occupying the room. This will make the tree last a lot longer.
- If your house is exceptionally warm, consider spraying your tree with WiltPruf antidessicant spray before bringing it inside. This seals the needles and prevents excess moisture loss.
- Cut up your tree and place the branches over your perennial beds, especially shallow, rock garden areas or plants transplanted or installed in the fall. This winter mulch helps to keep the soil frozen and prevents the alternate freezing and thawing of the earth which exposes plant roots to deadly cold.
- Consider setting up your tree outside by your birdfeeder to provide extra shelter for the birds. You could even string it with cranberries or peanuts or other bird snacks to help them during the lean winter months.