Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

marta_funk
Published on December 13th 2019
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A close up of a tree
When we are small, we never really question where certain things come from.
If a tree suddenly appears in your living room when you are 5-years-old, full of twinkling lights and presents at its bottom, the last thing on your mind is the trees origin or the purpose of its existence.
Alas, we grow up and the magic fades. I've been interested in finding out where commercial Christmas trees come from, so I visited a farm in Somerset.
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Osborne's Christmas Tree Farm is a family ran business, managed by John Osborne and his close family.
Mr Osborne, who works as a forester for the rest of the year, supplies around 20 000 trees each year to the surrounding area.
Find out more about his farm in our interview with him:
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