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Apart from looking and smelling won­der­ful, real Christ­mas trees use 10 times fewer ba­sic ma­te­ri­als and five times less en­ergy than ar­ti­fi­cial trees. And they can be re­cy­cled. We look at some of the ad­van­tages of real ver­sus fake.

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Gardening -

Nor­way Spruce – the tra­di­tional Christ­mas tree, it has a mid-green colour, a fine, del­i­cate fo­liage and a rich ‘Christ­massy’ scent. Nord­mann Fir – has dis­tinc­tive broad, bold green nee­dles with whitish un­der­side. Lodge­pole Pine – a cheer­ful green colour, tinged slightly with yel­low, and a sharp fra­grance. Com­mis­sion trees from North West Eng­land graced 25 prom­i­nent lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Liver­pool’s Angli­can cathe­dral. Forestry Com­mis­sion will have For­est Stew­ard­ship Coun­cil (FSC) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, which means that an in­de­pen­dent au­dit con­firms that the trees are grown sus­tain­ably.

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