Flocked Trees: Things to consider before buying

November 21, 2023 | | |

What are Flocked Trees?

Though we have seen them adorning holiday displays for years, not everyone knows what the term "Flocked Trees" entails.  Flocking is a technique that has been around for over a century.  It is when a cellulose based material, similar to paper, is applied to a Christmas tree's bare branches to achieve a snow-fallen look indoors.

Some common question about flocked trees:

What is Flock?

Flock is a mixture of wood pulp, cornstarch and boron, which acts as a flame retardant.

Is Flock toxic to humans or animals?

These materials are non-toxic and won’t cause harm unless ingested in unusually large quantities.

How do I care for a Flocked tree?

A flocked tree requires the same care as any Fresh-Cut tree. It still needs water.

Are Flocked Trees messy?

Flock adheres to the tree well and doesn’t fall off. Also, needle drop is virtually zero on flocked trees.

How do I dispose of a Flocked tree?

A flocked tree is completely biodegradable and can be composted or placed out for yard waste collection.
Check with your city for their Christmas Tree Recycling program as some, but not all, will pick up flocked trees.