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Artificial Christmas Trees

Here at Hayes Garden World we stock one of the most extensive and varied selections of top quality artificial Christmas trees in the UK. They range in size from the small table-top trees in pots to giant 18ft artificial commercial Christmas trees. Artificial Christmas tree technology has dramatically improved in recent years, away from the traditional green cone shape to a more random outline which resembles a real forest tree. The introduction of PE (polyethylene) branches, modeled on real trees, further reinforces the impression of a real tree. Our luxury Christmas trees incorporate all the latest features. Pre-lit artificial Christmas trees have LEDs which last approximately 50,000 hours and are replaceable, spares can be obtained from ourselves for the lifetime of the artificial LED Christmas tree. If space is restricted we stock a large and varied selection of slimline Christmas trees and ultra-slim pencil Christmas trees. Flocked and frosty Christmas trees have become hugely popular in recent years. If you need help with choosing a tree read our article on “Choosing your artificial Christmas tree”. Our trees carry the Hayes Lifetime Warranty so you can have confidence in your purchase. Don’t forget that we offer FREE DELIVERY on purchases over £50 to most mainland UK addresses. If you need more advice please feel free to call our sales team.

Artificial Christmas Trees
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Clara Penhallurick
Christmas and Gifts Buyer
Clara has worked at Hayes Garden World for about 20 years and has risen to head Gift and Christmas buyer. Having worked in the Christmas department since joining Hayes she has an in depth knowledge of the requirements and likes of our customers. She has a particular love for Christmas spending many hours designing our spectacular displays. She keeps up to date with all the latest technology and current fashions. Our major suppliers all subscribe to the European design organisations who decide the colours for that season. Many of our customers like keeping to trending styles with various themed Christmas trees in all rooms of the house. Colours which would not sell a couple of years previously are now suddenly best sellers. The way to prevent you completely changing all your decorations every year, and saving a fortune, is to buy the majority of decorations in one colour and just change a few accent colours. Co-ordinating colours are Clara’s strength as you can tell from the beautifully harmonious displays in the Gift department.

Frequently Asked Questions

Artificial Christmas trees have vastly improved in recent years with Feel-Real branches (modelled on real trees), Memory Wire and a more natural outline leaving many people unable to tell the difference from a fresh tree. One of the main advantages of an artificial tree is that it will still have all it's needles when it comes to the big day, a big plus if you like to have your tree up at the beginning of December, and you won't be vacuuming them up for the rest of the year. Year on year a good quality artificial Christmas tree is much more cost effective then a real tree, which have considerably risen in price over the last few years. Artificial trees are available in a huge range of sizes with the diameter at the base being suited to most homes, whereas the taller the fresh tree the larger the base. So if you want a tall tree to make that WOW statement the th eartificial may be the better option as the bottom of a tall resh tree is usually far to wide to be accommodated in an average family home. 
As with everything in life you get what you pay for so always opt for a tree at the very top of your budget. Opting for a budget tree from one of the large multi-national DIY stores will result in a cheap looking tree with unrealistic branches and large gaps between the branches. Check how many tips the tree has, the more tips the thicker and bushier the tree, if stores don't give you this information then it is almost certain that the tree will be sparse. The very best trees feature Feel-Real branches which are modelled on real forest trees and made from polyethylene (PE) which also feels like the waxy needles of a fir tree. Trees with Memory Wire branches make setting up the tree child's play, leaving you more time to spend with loved ones; just form the planches into a pleasing shape the first time you set up the tree, in subsequent years the tree will naturally fall into this chosen shape.
Although not all the parts are recyclable the best artificial trees should last at least 15 years so their impact on landfill is minimal. However the manufacturing process is does consume a certain amount of energy. Transport is by water so the effect of a single tree is minimal as a container ship will contain hundreds of thousands of individual trees. Fresh trees are fully sustainable and will lock up carbon for the duration of their growth lifespan, however this is then released once it is cut so if you are opting for a fresh tree always go for one in a pot, plant it in the garden at the end of Christmas and reuse it in subsequent years.

Buyers guide to artificial Christmas trees

Why should you buy an artificial Christmas tree? They have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years with modern technology producing extremely realistic trees which are indistinguishable from the real thing. Many trees now feature PE (polyethylene) branches which are modelled on actual tree branches, these also have the feel of authentic pine needles. The best quality artificial trees also feature Memory Wire branches which naturally fall into the shape of a real tree as soon as you release them from the box; all you need do is shape them into a pleasing position the first time you erect the tree then thereafter they will fall into your chosen shape.

Artificial trees are much more cost effective than buying a real tree every year as our fantastic quality trees carry a lifetime guarantee, at least 15 years. The artificial trees which are lightly frosted and snowed have been extremely popular in recent years and look fabulous dressed in cool Scandi colours. Just click here to read the blog if you would like some hints and tips on how to achieve this look.

Do you buy an unlit or pre-lit artificial Christmas tree? Putting lights onto a Christmas tree can be quite stressful and time consuming especially if they haven’t been put away correctly the previous year. Buying a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree, laden with bright long-lasting LEDs, can solve both these problems. The LEDs on all our Christmas trees are replaceable and we will replace these over the lifetime of the tree, so buying a pre-lit tree over an unlit tree, admittedly they are more expensive but if you would rather spend time with family and friends then these trees are a no-brainer. Artificial Christmas tree lights have moved on from the warm and cool white, you can now buy a tree which switches from white to pastel shades to primary colours, such as the Iceland Fir with dual Cosmic LED lights. If you need a bit of help with putting on the Christmas tree lights just click here to read the blog and watch the video showing how to place the lights to stunning effect with no stress.

If you already have masses of Christmas tree lights and like to personalise your tree with a different colour combination then an unlit artificial Christmas tree is the one for you. For an unusual look try lighting one of the popular flocked or frosted trees with lights which resemble real icicles.

When buying an artificial tree buy the very best you can afford as there is a huge difference between the budget trees sold by the large multinational retailers and the trees which we sell here at Hayes Garden World. Look at how many tips a tree contains as this will tell you how thick and bushy it is going to be, if the retailer doesn’t say how many tips their trees contain they you can be certain it is going to be thin and gappy. Our budget trees still have a substantial amount of tips and are sourced from the very best manufacturers by our experienced Christmas buyers, Clara Penhallurick and Caroline Young.