Transporting Your Tree

We get lots of questions from people who have never visited a Christmas Tree farm about how to transport your tree home. So, we thought it would be useful to put together a selection of answers all your questions about transporting your tree. In fact, one of our quirky pastimes is keeping an eye out for funny pictures of people transporting Christmas Trees – some of our favourites have been a cyclist carrying a Christmas tree on his bike in Amsterdam, kids with tiny trees on their little ride on vehicles and tiny cars swamped by enormous trees on the roof just about managing to see where they are going.

Will the Christmas tree be too big to transport?

If you’ve never bought a real tree before (well done for thinking about getting a real tree!) naturally the first thing that you think about is ‘How would I get it home?’. Worry not we make it easy for you. Firstly, we wrap the tree in netting which makes it narrow and easier to carry – the netting doesn’t damage the branches as it’s really soft. The netting makes the tree more compact for ease of putting it in your car or on the roof of a car.

Will the tree fit in my car?

People sometimes arrive at our farm in 2 cars – 1 for the family and 1 to transport the tree home – this allows you to put the back seats down and have the tree completely inside the car with the boot closed (as long as the tree isn’t enormous or the car tiny). Some people borrow the work van which makes the task a doddle as plenty of room in the van for a Christmas tree. But the majority of people come in 1 car and manage to get the tree home with very little hassle. Our team of elves at Killakee Christmas Tree Farm are expert at securing Christmas trees into the boot or on the roof of cars. Please make sure to empty the boot of your car before visiting the farm.

How will I secure the Tree to my car?

You can bring straps, bungee chords or twine with you or else we have straps on hand to secure the tree either in the boot or on the roof of the car. We also have super helpful staff to help you with this daunting task. We’re always amazed by how organized people who come to the Killakee Christmas Tree Farm are and have seen people with proper tie-down straps and with blankets or sheets so the boot or the roof doesn’t get scratched by the process.

How will I get the Christmas tree into my house?

Once you get your tree home (having driven down the hill singing Christmas songs no doubt) we recommend you leave the netting on until you have taken the tree through the door into the house to save any mess trying to squash branches in through doors. The netting is really helpful for getting your Christmas Tree into your house easily. We recommend inserting your tree into its stand in its final position and filling the stand with water before removing the netting. Then simply cut off the netting and the branches pop back out again into their wonderful Christmas Tree shape and you’re all set to get going with decorating.

Check out our useful tips on keeping your tree fresh for as long as possible.