CHRISTMAS officially begins at Downing Street on Monday afternoon, when the tree outside Number 10 will be lit for the first time this season.
For certain members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, this is the ultimate acknowledgement of their expertise – having won the honour of handing trees and a wreath to the official Prime Minister’s residence.
With Christmas fast approaching, here’s some useful quotes on stats and facts which may well assist your editorial team this season.
WILL PRICES BE THE SAME AS LAST YEAR?
Harry Brightwell, secretary of the BCTGA said: “We expect prices to be very similar to last year For a 6-7 ft Nordman grown by a BCTGA member, you will most likely be paying in the region of £45 to £55. For a Norway Spruce this would be between £25 and £35 typically. Prices do vary across the country, and premium trees can cost more.”
GROWING up on a Christmas Tree farm, three year-old Lloyd Morgan is pretty used to a life centred around the festive season.
FOR Christmas Tree growers the length and breadth of the UK, it's the single most important honour of the year – who will get to have their tree stand proud in Downing Street over the festive season?
GROWERS responsible for Britain's stock of Christmas trees are facing delays in their typical Easter planting season, as a result of unprecedented flooding in much of the UK.