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Summer and autumn at Ladydowns Christmas Trees, Cornwall
Summer and autumn at Ladydowns Christmas Trees, Cornwall

Ladydowns Christmas trees, Cornwall: news from the summer and autumn We’ve had a busy summer and autumn and Ladydowns Christmas Trees, Penzance. The work doesn’t stop on Christmas Eve! We’ve planted our fields of Christmas...

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It’s a wrap and here’s to 2019
It’s a wrap and here’s to 2019

That’s it folks, it’s a wrap and here’s to 2019 We’re still up and selling our remaining Christmas trees – and we’ve got some great examples from our award-winning stock still looking for cosy homes (although...

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Ladydowns Christmas Trees at Downing Street
Ladydowns Christmas Trees at Downing Street

News from Ladydowns Cornwall Christmas Trees We had a memorable trip to Downing Street, London, to see our winning tree in place, in the Pillared Room. Here are some pictures from the occasion. From left to right: On arrival, quick photo before...

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Cornwall Christmas Trees
Cornwall Christmas Trees

News from Ladydowns Cornwall Christmas Trees It’s been darn busy at Ladydowns Christmas trees since we opened at the beginning of December for Cornwall Christmas trees. Our roadside outlet at Polgoon Wines, just off the A30 outside of...

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Westcountry Television
Westcountry Television

News from Ladydowns Christmas Trees On the back of the excellent news that a Christmas tree from Ladydowns has been chosen to stand inside the Pillared State Drawing Room, at 10 Downing Street, we were featured on Westcountry Television. The...

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The tree for Downing Street
The tree for Downing Street

News from Ladydowns Christmas Trees We’ve chosen the tree that will stand inside the Pillared Room, at 10 Downing Street, showcasing a piece of West Cornwall greenery in the middle of London. We’d like to thank everyone for all their...

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Prince Albert is widely credited as having introduced the Christmas tree to Britain in 1840, but the first known Christmas tree was actually set up in 1800, by Queen Charlotte, the German wife of George III at Queen’s Lodge, Windsor.

It grew in popularity among the aristocracy until Albert drew mass attention to the tradition by importing several spruce firs from his native Coburg.
By 1860, it was considered social suicide among the upper classes not to have one during the festive season.
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Penzance, the UK's first plastic-free town, defends use of plastic Christmas trees.

It appears that Penzance BID prefer the use of plastic trees at Christmas. Naturally as a local Penzance Christmas tree grower I would beg to differ and encourage everyone to experience the delight of a freshly cut local Christmas Tree in their home.

In this article, www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/penzance-uks-first-plastic-free-3476270
they defend their decision to use plastic trees in our town on the basis of re-use over time. This is not an unreasonable argument, however they also say - "The BID confirmed it looked into the possibility of real trees but said they weren't sustainable given that they would have to be transported to the town and later burned."

I wonder how thorough your research was, BID? Given we didn't receive a call to quote for supply and the transport to Penzance from Gulval would surely have not been too onerous both in cost and environmental impact. There are also plenty of other positive uses for old Christmas trees other than burning, a quick google search or a call to your local Christmas Tree grower may have offered up other options. For example- chipping for mulch.

There are also many many reasons that buying a real Christmas tree does much good for the environment and Penzance BID, I would encourage you to visit our website and read some here - www.ladydowns.co.uk/environment/

We are an award winning Christmas Tree grower and supplied two trees to 10 Downing Street last year. We also supply the real trees to Chapel Street, that the article also mentions, as well as supplying many other discerning businesses in West Penwith.

So thank you, Chapel Street Penzance for supporting your local Christmas Tree Grower and choosing a real environmentally sustainable solution.

And finally, thank you to all our wonderful customers who come back year after year for a freshly cut real Christmas tree grown in Gulval. We look forward to seeing you from the 30th November at Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard.
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