Buying a King’s Christmas Tree is simple but has a huge impact. When you buy your King’s Christmas Tree, you become part of a growing movement of people who refuse to accept the status quo. Every King’s Christmas Tree helps rough sleepers and vulnerable people through the work of the Jericho Road Project. Your tree helps put hot food on the tables at The Feast, a weekly drop-in meeting. Last year we served 4500 three-course meals.
Our premium Nordmann firs are freshly cut just for you. We source Scottish trees from local and sustainable growers. You can find out more about our trees under ‘About the trees’ . We are really proud of our trees and we are sure that you will be too. But remember, it’s not just about the trees themselves. The real difference with King’s Christmas Trees is that every tree purchased changes a life for the better.
When will I be able to buy my tree? Our website is now fully functioning. For the latest information and to stay informed, please sign up to our King’s Christmas Trees mailing list.
Can I speak to a real person?
Yes, you can! Our Tree Order Hotline is 020 8690 5121, and the lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Can I choose my tree?
Yes, you can! When you place an order online, you choose what size tree you’d like. When you arrive at the collection point, show your confirmation email to the distribution volunteer and they will show you all trees of that size, help you to choose your tree, and net it for you to take home.
Can you tell me what the deadline is for placing my order?
Yes, we can! If we have trees available you will be able to order online until two days before collection. Please call 020 8690 5121 with any questions.
Can you deliver my tree?
Yes, we can! Please click on Home Delivery. Any questions, please call 020 8690 5121.
Tell me about these stands for my tree!
We know our customers love real Christmas trees – and they love them to stay green all through the Christmas season. Your cut tree needs water to stay green, so these stands have space for over 3 litres of water. Cinco stands have steel bolts that hold the tree upright however many decorations you use. They’re made out of a tasteful dark green plastic – so you can use it every Christmas.
I only want a tree, why do you need my contact details?
So we can send you confirmation of your order and verify your card details. We don’t pass your details on to anyone else, and you have the right to decline any mailings from us.
What’s all this about MasterCard SecureCode or Verified by Visa?
Many banks have introduced measures to protect their customers from fraud. The box that pops up after you’ve filled in your tree choice, contact details and card details is to ensure that only the cardholder uses the card. Your bank can tell you more.
How do I know your site is secure?
There are two ways to check this on every website, whenever you’re on a page where you’re giving sensitive information. Firstly there is a small yellow padlock at the bottom right of your web browser. Secondly, the prefix in front of the website addresses (for example www.kingschristmastrees.org) changes from http to https – the s stands for secure.
Can I pay without using my card?
Yes, you can fill in one of our paper order forms (email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8690 5121) and return it to us with payment for the total amount (cheques payable to King’s Church London).
I’ve ordered a tree online, however, I haven’t received the email confirmation.
Email us at email@example.com or phone us on 020 8690 5121, confirming your name, postal address and email address, and we’ll resend!
Can I collect my tree earlier that week?
Unfortunately this isn’t possible.
Do you do trees with root balls?
Unfortunately we concentrate only on beautiful, environmentally friendly, needle-last, Scottish-grown, cut trees.
Can I collect my tree earlier that day?
Unfortunately the distribution volunteers, who make the trees ready to meet their owners, are not on site until the times advertised, and only they know what you’ve ordered.
Why do I have to bring the email confirmation when I collect my tree?
Everyone wants one of our gorgeous trees and we want to make sure you get the one you paid for! It reminds you where, when and what you’re doing, and also confirms to our distribution volunteer that you really did buy a tree!
Can I purchase a tree on the day, instead of ordering online?
If we have surplus trees we may have some available on the sites but the only way to guarantee having a tree is by buying one in advance.
King’s Christmas Trees are freshly-cut, grade 1 standard Nordmann Firs, grown in Scotland in managed, sustainable tree farms. Our trees are grown especially to be future Christmas trees.
We don’t just go into the forest and chop down trees willy-nilly – our trees are grown as crops so once they are harvested more are replanted, which helps to manage the countryside and green spaces.
King’s Christmas Trees are great for the environment. They produce oxygen when they are growing and when recycled after Christmas via a kerbside collection or at your local recycling centre, they are as near to 100% Carbon Neutral as you’ll ever get.
Nordmann firs are the most popular type of Christmas tree because they retain their needles very well, have glossy, deep green foliage and are an attractive shape. The needles, which point forward and grow round the branches, are soft and thick with white lines on the underside; the bark is smooth and grey. They are sourced from members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association who ensure high environmental standards.
For tips on how to keep your tree in the best condition, visit Care of Christmas Trees on the British Christmas Tree Growers Association website.
Patrick Moore, founder of Greenpeace says,
‘I often say that one way to protect the environment is to choose renewable materials and energy wherever possible. Artificial trees are made from non-renewable plastics and petroleum-based products. Although some people claim that these trees last a lifetime, most are thrown away within nine years – and remain in landfill sites for centuries.’
Roger Hay, British Christmas Tree Growers Association:
‘Real Christmas trees are absolutely the solution to environmental sustainability. Absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off oxygen during the growing cycle, yet completely recyclable after use, the real tree compares with the artificial tree which is manufactured from plastic and metal on the other side of the world and will lie in a landfill site for 100s of years. Think of the planet when you buy your tree.’
The Jericho Road Project continues to help an increasing number of people who are in need across South East London. Not only do we give advice, we also offer low-support accommodation for 31 people throughout the year. All donations are gratefully received. In fact it is possible to donate without buying a tree! You can do this via our JustGiving page.