Keep the tree outdoors standing in a container of water sheltered from the wind and sun until you are ready to bring it inside. This will help the tree retain its moisture.
When ready to bring inside, immediately put your tree in the stand and fill it with water.
Remember, trees are very thirsty! They may drink between 0.5 and 2 litres every day. Always use a water holding stand with a capacity of one to two litres. Check the stand daily and fill with fresh water as needed.
Don't place a tree near a fire or radiator!
Recycle your tree! Please dispose of your tree thoughtfully. Find out about local recycling schemes near you.