Give your Christmas tree a gift

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Christmas trees in pots gathered in one place

Residents of Warsaw who are celebrating Christmas with a live Christmas tree in a pot this year can give it a second life.

The post-Christmas collection will be held on two dates. You can bring your Christmas tree on:

  • 8 January from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the unit’s headquarters at 170 Korkowa Street;
  • 15 January from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at the Forest and Nature Education Centre at 1 Rydzowa Street.

Back to nature

The chances of a planted tree taking root depend on its condition, the condition of its roots and how long it has been kept in a warm room. Trees grown directly in pots have a good chance of adapting to forest conditions. When buying, it is worth paying attention to whether the tree was grown in a pot or put there after being taken out of ground. The latter can be distinguished by fresh soil, the pot too small in relation to the size of the tree and damaged roots. The species of the conifer is also important – only native species, such as Norway spruce, Scots pine and silver fir, are planted in the forest.

It is advised to keep a potted Christmas tree indoors for a short period of time, preferably no longer than seven days, and do not place it near the radiator. After Christmas, it is best to put it out in a cool place, e.g. on a balcony or in the garden. The trees will be planted in the forest in favourable weather conditions.