This is the important bit. We will provide you with the tree, plus a saucer to hold the water, but its up to you to keep it watered and to look after it. The tree will take up to a litre of water a day, and it must be kept away from heat sources, so do not place it near a radiator or a fireplace. Start small when watering it, with a half a pint to begin with. If the soil is wet, don’t add more water and check again the following day. Living Christmas trees need water, especially if brought indoors, but too much, and the roots will rot. Before you put it in the house, we would encourage you, if possible, to put it in a garage or utility room for 24 hours. This is a transition period, and it will be less of a shock for the tree, going from two extreme temperatures. If possible, please do this 24 hours before you return the tree in January.