Words by Jessica Peace
BACK TO THE ROOTS
There are some WILD stories about – checkout the ‘Boniface’ one, but it looks like Christmas trees started in Germany and Bertie and Vic brought the trend over here when they put up a Norway Spruce in the 1840’s.
Most commonly found sitting in UK living rooms is the Norway Spruce, Latin: Picea abies; 'abies' meaning 'to depart from the ground'.
Easy as. Shove it in the garden once it’s outstayed its welcome.
WHAT ELSE TO DO WITH IT AFTER?
Compost (most councils will collect), bit of wood work (easy coasters), pine mulch, pine potpourri...