Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bumper Crop Will Spruce Up Christmas; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bumper Crop Will Spruce Up Christmas; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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ONE of the North East's biggest Christmas tree suppliers is bracing itself for a delivery of more than 7,000 festive trees.

The bumper crop is the largest the Edelweiss Christmas Tree Company, based in Double Row, near Seaton Delaval, has ever undertaken in the run-up to Christmas.

Company boss Harry Laidler said: "The demand for a real Christmas tree has never been greater, which is why we've gone overboard this year. We've been selling trees for 13 years, and every year we've had to buy more in to satisfy demand. This year we've had a mountain of enquiries and we expect to sell in excess of 7,000 in the run-up to Christmas."

Harry puts the increased demand down to a mix of popular fashion and a return to traditional values.

"There's something special about going out and choosing you perfect Christmas tree," said Harry. "Modern families are very discerning, and are looking for a tree that best suits their home.

"There was a time when they'd settle for a simple Norway Spruce. …

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