How To Pack Away Your Artificial Christmas Tree

How To Pack Away Your Artificial Christmas Tree

Pre-lit Bayberry Spruce

Pack your tree away carefully and you will save time next Christmas

I know telling you how to pack away the Christmas tree seems a bit like a no-brainer but the way you pack your tree away will save a lot of hassle the following year.


First of all you need a tree bag; the National Tree Company tree bags will take up to a 270cm (9’) tree. If you have a 360cm (12’) tree get two bags, don’t try and squeeze the tree into one bag as it will put a strain on the stitching and the zip.

After you have taken all the decorations off switch the lights on and check for any bulbs which have gone out and replace.

Unplug the lights and take out the top section of the tree. Put it to one side as it needs to go into the bag last.

Take out the middle section and holding it upside down by the trunk gently hug it; if a branch doesn’t drop down just pull it out gently, this should unlock it and then it will fall down. Don’t squeeze the branches too much as you will undo all the dressing out it took you ages to do before Christmas. Place this section to one end of the bag; with the trunk in the middle of the bag.

Repeat this process with the bottom section then place the top section in the middle of the bag where the trunks meet.

Fold up the stand, making sure the screw is tightened in the hole. Place in the bag.

That’s how easy it is; next year your tree will come out of the bag almost dressed and ready to go.

Don't forget our 5 year warranty will cover any faulty tree.

Here at Hayes Garden World we are proud of our service and thankfully the majority of our customers think so too, so you can order with confidence. If you do have a problem our sales team are only too happy to sort it out to your satisfaction.

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Angela Slater

Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas.