Help & Advice

Measuring Your Tree

IMPORTANT: All trees are measured in 30cm categories. For example a 180/210cm tree could be between 180cm and 210cm in total height, please make sure you allow for this variation when measuring your space.

Pick your Spot

First things first, decide where your tree will go. The ideal spot is a corner away from direct heat and safe from excited toddlers, tail-wagging pets and merry adults.

If you intend to put your tree on a table or you have a special stand, don’t forget to subtract the height of those things from the total height of the space for the tree – and don’t forget room for the fairy!!

Some trees might suit you better than others!  If you are tight for space and need a narrow tree, why not look at a FRASER or OMORIKA? We can’t offer these online, but they are usually available at your nearest Needlefresh retailer, check our where to buy page for availability.

Consider if you will be using mains powered fairy lights and accessibility to a plug socket. Aim to pick a spot that everyone sees frequently, so you get the most out of your tree.

With this in mind, you will be able to tell what size tree you will need and the best species to choose.


Click on the image below to scale the size of tree you would like for your home.

Measure the Space

Next is to consider the size and shape of the lucky selected space. Obviously, you shouldn’t buy a tree the same height as your room, it should always be shorter!

Remember the extras you will need for displaying and decorating your tree - additional height added by a tree topper, tree stand and the base or table you are using (if any).

Don’t forget to think about floor space - If your selected spot is limited in space and quite narrow, then opt for a more slender tree such as Fraser Fir or Serbian Spruce; if you have plenty of room or really want your tree to be the centre piece of the festivities, then the popular Nordman Fir or traditional Norway Spruce are perfect.

TOP TIP - When you head to the shop – take a tape measure. Heights should be clearly marked in the retail area and by our labels but it can be difficult to judge the width, therefore your tape measure will come in handy!