How To Choose The Right Christmas Tree Size?

When you buy a real Christmas tree this year, there are a number of things to consider before ordering. Such as the Christmas tree height and diameter. You don't want to get one too small or too big for the space.

Here's why you should use this Christmas tree size guide. Size Matters! Don't just guess your way to the right fit.

Before you order your Frasier Fir, the first step is to decide where you will put your Christmas tree.

How To Choose The Right Christmas Tree Size

Measure the space (height and width). Ceiling height is important, especially if you are wanting to add a topper to the tree. Next, you'll need to decide how full you want the branches to be. Make sure it's far from any heat sources as this can decrease the tree's lifespan and become a fire hazard.

If you have a limited amount of space for furniture or decorations, you aren't going to want an overly tall or full tree. You'll also want to make sure that the tree isn't too close to the furniture, which will quickly become a launching pad for any curious pets.

If you have plenty of space, choosing a tiny tree will not do at all. Unless of course, you're purposefully planning a Charlie Brown inspired Christmas celebration.

For a standard 6-8 foot tree, you'll need at least 2 feet of space to the left and right of your Christmas tree. You will also want to leave approximately 2 1/2 feet between the Christmas tree and any heat sources.

It's important you purchase a tree that fits into the space you have, not the space you wish you had.

Here is a chart to help you see how our trees will look in your home or office and determine what size Christmas tree to buy. When you place your order make sure to include if you prefer a narrow or full tree.

How To Choose The Right Christmas Tree Size

What happens if you still choose the wrong size?

Mistakes happen. Don't stress, if you pick the wrong size tree, we will replace it.

We recommend giving your new Christmas tree 24 hours before calling us. It takes that long sometimes for the branches to settle into place.

If, after 24 hours, the tree is still not suitable, please contact us to change it for a different size (costs may apply; see FAQs for more information).

What supplies do Christmas trees need to thrive?

You'll need to have a sturdy base with a decent water reservoir to make sure your real Christmas tree, regardless of its size, stays well hydrated. If the tree dries out, the needles will begin to drop, creating a mess and a possible fire hazard.

In addition to water, your tree needs to be fed. Use our Tree Life Extension Solution to help it stay fresh longer.

A well-hydrated tree that is kept away from heat sources will stay green and vibrant throughout the holiday season.

How to recycle your perfectly sized Christmas tree

Real Christmas trees are eco-friendly and easy to recycle, unlike the plastic artificial ones.

If you're not sure what to do with your Frasier Fir after the holidays, we will take care of the tree for you. When you place your order, let us know you want our help to recycle your Christmas tree. Then, we will pick it up when the Christmas season is over and dispose of it properly (in other words, have it turned into mulch).

Ready to order?

If you still aren't sure how tall your Christmas tree should be, give us a call and we'll help. We're already open for business and taking orders. When you get your tree through Christmas Tree Brooklyn you'll receive the highest quality Frasier Fir delivered to your home for free!