Living trees, and larger specimens, on retail Christmas tree wish list

Garden centres will prosper with larger sizes of Christmas trees this year, says Needlefresh director Christopher Hood.

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Nordmann BCTGA
Hood said: "Garden centres are seeing increased demand for bigger trees and they are becoming easier to find having gone through a period where trees in bigger sizes over two metres have been in short supply."

"Availability is coming back now."

Hood added: "Nordmann make up 85 per cent of our sales now, but the differentiation between multiples and garden centres is more about size.

"Multiples and supermarkets are concentrating on the good value smaller tree for very practical reasons because the person in the DIY store or supermarket wants something that's easy to get home.

He added: "Demand I'm seeing at the moment is strong, particularly for living trees."

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