Tree's company for Yuletide celebration

If you want to be ecologically friendly this Christmas, pick a real tree, preferably a dark green noble fir, writes Ros Drinkwater.

27th November, 2004

The phrase ‘when in Rome' goes straight out the window with the news that 1,500 Christmas trees specially grown inYorkshire to withstand high temperatures, have been flown to Dubai to grace the lobbies of luxurious hotels during the festive period.

I'm not surprised. Even for those who choose to fly to the sun, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the scent of a real tree.

The use of evergreen branches to celebrate the midwinter festival goes...

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