Tips For Keeping Cats Away From Christmas Trees

Is your Christmas tree up yet? If you’re a proud cat owner, you might even consider not decorating the tree this year. You know how it goes: you make it all perfect and shiny and your cat uses the first chance it gets to ruin your hard work. Luckily, there are ways to keep cats away from the Christmas tree.

Tree Skirt

Make sure to put a fluffy tree skirt beneath your tree and it might be just the thing that distracts your cat enough so that it doesn’t reach for the branches and baubles. 


Making a bed of pinecones can keep cats away from the tree as it acts as a barrier between the cat and the tree. It’s a long shot, but it may just work.

Cat Repellent

There are smells that cats don’t enjoy, such as bitter apple, potpourri, and citronella. You can use this to your advantage if you want your cat not to approach the tree.