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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.
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.