THE CUT

Our online botanical publication.

GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

OH CHRISTMAS TREE!

20th December 2017

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.

NAMECHECK

Most commonly found sitting in UK living rooms is the Norway Spruce, Latin: Picea abies; 'abies' meaning 'to depart from the ground'.

RATING

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...