If you’re like a lot drivers, you love the idea of having a real tree at home for the holidays but aren’t quite sure how to transport a Christmas tree with your vehicle. Don’t worry; we have you covered with these simple tips for getting that tree home without the hassle.
One of the most important steps when transporting a Christmas tree is measuring beforehand. It’s crucial that you measure the space in which you intend to put the tree at home as well as the tree itself. There’s nothing worse than getting a tree all the way home only to find it won’t fit!
Many tree nurseries will wrap your tree for you, but if the service is unavailable, it’s a good idea to wrap your chosen tree yourself before taking it home. This helps keep it in good shape during the ride and prevents you from having to deal with pine needles seemingly everywhere.
You should always arrange the tree stump-forward on the top of your vehicle. This will prevent the wind from damaging the tree while you drive, ensuring that you have a whole tree when you get home.
After the tree is chosen, wrapped, and arranged, it’s time to secure it to the roof of your car or SUV. You can tie it down with bungee cord, rope, or ratchet straps. No matter which you use, we recommend using at least three tie-downs to secure the top, bottom, and middle of the tree.
If you need any more tips for tree transport — or a new vehicle with which to get that tree home — stop into Gossett VW Porsche.