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The Farm is open every day for Christmas Tree sales from late November.

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Please read on for more information about the Christmas Trees we sell and also for Cutting your Own Tree.

Christmas Trees types

We grow various different types of premium Christmas trees and are one of the few farms in the South East able to offer a cut your own experience which is a fun outing for the whole family.

We also regularly supply trees to nearby film and television studios as well as major TV productions including Made in Chelsea, Call the Midwife and Eastenders.

With a quality, freshly cut tree you really get what you pay for.

No variety of Christmas tree is inherently ‘non drop’ the rate of needle drop experienced can be much more to do with how fresh a tree is rather than the variety of tree. Cheaper trees are often cut months before Christmas and then dry out, resulting in needle drop.

A real Christmas tree is better for the environment too! According to the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, one hectare of Christmas Trees will absorb six tonnes of carbon dioxide per year and will biodegrade once used. By contrast a plastic tree will take centuries to degrade in a landfill.

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Nordmann Fir.

Nordmann Firs provide the classic Christmas tree shape and are easily the most popular choice of Christmas Tree in the UK. The needles are soft yet generously full to provide a plump, filled out tree.

We only sell premium grade Nordman Firs which are freshly cut and trimmed for a better shape and longer life.

Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce trees are for many people the quintessential Victorian Christmas tree and were the Christmas Tree of choice from the late 1880s onwards.

The thinner needles provide a more elegant tree shape and makes this variety of tree particularly well suited to showing off tree ornaments.

Norway Spruce trees are a less expensive alternative to Nordmann Firs as they grow at a much faster rate.

Norway Spruces give off a pleasant Christmas Tree scent.

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Blue Spruce

An interesting alternative to all of our trees, the Blue Spruce is a bushy tree similar in appearance to a Nordmann Fir.

The needles of the Blue Spruce have a distinctive bluey green hue which is highly prized by those looking for a slightly alternative tree.

These trees are particularly prickly, definitely bring gloves if you plan to cut your own!

Fraser Fir

A relatively new planting on the farm. Fraser Firs have a good uniform pyramid shape with dense branches.

Fraser Firs carry a pleasing pine scent that makes them the tree of choice for many customers.


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Potted Trees

We have a variety of potted trees available for sale in varying sizes up to 6ft tall. Potted trees tend to retain their needles for longer but still suffer root damage as part of the potting process!

Our potted trees are dug with a small root ball rather than 'pot-grown', some customers successfully replant their trees, but we do not guarantee any potted tree will re-grow if planted out.

Buying Your Christmas Tree

We display our trees unwrapped on spikes so you can fully inspect the tree from all angles before you buy.

Once you've chosen your tree, one of our staff will net your tree for easy transport and help to load your car.

The vast majority of trees will easily fit into most cars. We have a very limited ability to deliver trees and can only deliver tree over 8 feet to the immediate area.

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Cutting your own tree

Please bring your own hand saw (chainsaws not permitted)

We are one of the few farms in the South East you may visit to cut your own Christmas tree. This is a fun experience for the whole family and really adds to the magic of Christmas. For Elf & Safety reasons ALL customers must check in before visiting our Tree Plantations.

Pricing varies considerably depending on the type of tree you choose and also the height. As a rough guide, a 6 ft tree will roughly cost between £40 - £50 depending on variety.

Please be aware of the following terms and conditions.

 

  • We have a wide variety of trees available but please be flexible. We cannot guarantee the precise combination of tree type and height you want will be available on the day of your visit.
  • Trees under 3 feet and over 10 feet tall may not be cut.
  • Trees must be cut at ground level, a charge will be applied to trees obviously cut at knee height to reflect the years of wasted growth left in the field.
  • Please bring gloves and sturdy boots, Christmas Trees can be surprisingly prickly and our fields are often muddy in December!
  • Bring your own saw. A limited number of shared saws are available as well as facilities for you to sanitise them, however, at busy times you may have to wait for a saw to be returned.
  • Cut your own is only available during daylight hours (10-4)
  • Please check pricing before cutting. By cutting your own tree, you are agreeing to pay for whatever you cut down.
  • We cannot provide assistance in digging or cutting your own tree. If our staff are required to do so then the higher 'Pre cut' price will apply.
  • Dogs are welcome on the farm but are not allowed into growing fields where the Christmas trees grow for Hygiene reasons.

Caring for your tree

A real Christmas Trees is a natural product and each one is unique. Please remember they are perishable products requiring care and attention. Looking after your Christmas Tree correctly is the most important way to reduce needle drop. If you have any concerns about your tree, please contact us as soon as possible.

  1. The most effective way to prolong your tree's life is to display it in a traditional reservoir stand and keep it topped up with water.
  2. Once home, it is best to stand your tree in water as soon as possible. Store it somewhere cool until you are ready to start decorating.
  3. Keep your tree away from direct heat sources. Placing your tree next to radiators and other heat sources will cause the needles to drop.
  4. Please keep your receipt. Christmas trees are perishable goods and like cut flowers, will  deteriorate over time. In the unlikely event your tree suffers unusually heavy needle loss we can offer a replacement tree subject to availability. Due to fraudulent claims, we require any faulty tree to be returned to the farm for inspection. Any offer of a replacement tree is offered at our discretion and will not be offered without proof of purchase.
  5. Our potted Christmas trees are harvested with a small portion of root, and not pot grown. There is no guarantee these trees will survive replanting and they are not sold as planting stock.

Christmas Tree Returns

Christmas trees are natural products and each tree is unique. After sale, the quality and longevity of each tree is dependent on the care it receives and the conditions it is displayed under.

If your Christmas Tree suffers unusually heavy needle loss or you have any concerns about it's quality please contact us as soon as possible by emailing general@crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk or by phone on 01932 846611.

It is always helpful to email pictures so we can investigate and resolve the problem.

As trees are perishable goods they are not refundable unless the tree is damaged or faulty in which case a replacement will be offered.