What is the difference between a slim and a pencil artificial Christmas tree?
The vast majority of artificial Christmas trees are the traditional cone shape with a fairly large base, however many of us now live in spaces where one of these wide trees are just not possible. In recent years the slim and pencil trees have become a lot more popular and can still be decorated to stunning effect. The pencil trees are ultra slim and can easily go behind a sofa, in a narrow hallway or 2 trees can look stunning framing a doorway.
What are the best slim and pencil trees?
When it comes to artificial Christmas trees the stand-out favourite with Hayes customers is the Weeping Spruce artificial tree, due to the fact that you can hardly tell the difference between this tree and a real forest spruce. The branches are a PE (polyethylene) and PVC mix, PE branches are made in moulds taken from real trees and they also have that slight waxy feel of a real conifer. The outline of the tree is irregular and not the traditional straight sided cone shape which adds to its authentic feel. The Frasier Grande artificial Christmas tree not only has the PE branches but also Memory Wire which cuts down on the amount of time it takes to arrange the branches. The first time you erect the tree it will need the branches arranging to your satisfaction then in future years it will just spring into shape as soon as you take it out of the box and connect the sections. The Kingswood Fir pencil trees are another best seller as they have a smattering of frost and are pre-lit giving you a stylish sculptural tree which is ideal for providing a focal point or for framing a doorway. The lights are low-energy LEDs giving you a bright light, for very little cost; all our trees have LED lights with replaceable bulbs which we will replace for the lifetime of the tree. Click here to read the Hayes artificial Christmas tree warranty.
Do they just come in traditional green?
Artificial Christmas trees have come a long way from the rigid traditional bright green which scream artificial. The colours of the best quality PE (polyethylene) trees now have that natural slight yellow/blue hue to the branches. In recent years frosted and snowy artificial trees have really taken off as their colour lends itself to a wintery Scandi Arctic colour palette; click here to read the blog giving you tips on how to achieve that Scandi look. The Kingswood Fir pencil tree range comes with a smattering of frost, so if space is tight and you love a cool colour palette then this is the tree for you. The Snowy Westbury Pine artificial tree comes with snow tipped branches and pre-decorated with holly berries so if you are fan of the traditional this is the one for you, just add some red and white baubles, extra sprigs of berries and some bows for an easy spectacular tree. If you would like a little more advice on what colours go together click here to read our tips on how to choose the colours for your Christmas tree.