Treesforrent.com claims success in Christmas tree rental market

Christmas tree rental company Treesforrent.com has increased its stock by five times this year.

Partner Jo Hunt said: "This is our second year and it has been really successful. We have 1,500 trees available and have already rented 70 per cent and are taking orders all the time for the rest. Things started late this year but really kicked off last week."

She said other growers had yet to copy the idea but: "It is the way ahead. We are ahead of the game. Most people will turn to it because they are environmentally friendly.

The Dorset-based grower said magazine Gardening Which?'s criticism of potted trees looking "dull and lifeless" after just three weeks, is dependent on whether the tree is potted or pot-grown.


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