What’s the use for Spruce?

 Top Five Facts About the Traditional Tree

Norway spruce makes the perfect garden Christmas tree – delight your neighbours with a beautifully lit spruce outside of your house. The cool air keeps it fresh for much longer.

Fancy a tipple? Spruce needles can be added to your Christmas Gin. Add some washed spruce needles to one cup of gin and leave to infuse overnight.

Full of wonderful vitamins and antioxidants, spruce needles are great way to soothe sore throats – to make a tea, take the needles, wash and brew for 5 minutes.

Christmas candles – love the smell of spruce? Grind up the needles and add to some melted wax.

Spruce oil has an extensive antibacterial and anti-inflammatory property. You can add spruce oil to your pets shampoo to repel fleas and ticks.


Caring for your Christmas Tree

  • Preventing needles dropping and the green from fading on your Christmas tree requires a little bit of care and attention. Follow our top tips for a longer lasting, healthier real Christmas tree!
  • Cut off 2.5cm from the trunk to aid with water absorption
  • Put the tree in a stand with the trunk immersed in water
  • Keep your tree in a cool, dry space. Away from radiators and fires
  • Water your tree regularly

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Karlie Simmonds

Karlie has worked in Digital Media for over 10 years, she is passionate about health and wellbeing and lives in Edinburgh with her partner, children, and Pug, Poppy.