November 10: Cardiff’s Christmas lights are switched on, but there is no tree in place.
November 17: Cardiff council promises that when its tree is unveiled, it would be a spectacular, 40m-tall structure.
November 26: The artificial tree is unveiled. It is about 40ft, rather than 40m tall.
November 27: The council apologises for the confusion about how tall it would be.
December 15: Cardiff council says it had contacted supplier MK Illumination after the tree’s baubles began peeling.
January 10: The tree is removed and stored by MK Illumination before it is used again for the 2017 celebrations.