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Great British Christmas trees – boost the bottom line and steal a march on the competition with freshness assured

Grown in Britain licensed Christmas trees provide your customers with an assurance that the trees are both fresh and grown in the UK.

The UK has a flourishing Christmas tree growing sector and our auditing process includes checks that Christmas trees licensed by Grown in Britain are grown responsibly and meet a strict forest floor to shop floor freshness test.

This means the trees will have been cut no more than 15 days (Norway spruce) or 28 days (other species which have needles that persist on a cut tree for longer) before arrival at the retail site, to ensure freshness.

Leading Christmas tree growers, including the Forestry Commission and the Crown Estate, are among our licence holders.  

The Crown Estate’s Chief Forester, John Deakin, says: 

“Customers expect to know where Christmas trees come from and the Grown in Britain Christmas tree licence is an integral  part of the provenance story”

John goes on to say “Freshness is also very important, particularly now people are buying their Christmas trees earlier than ever, so Grown in Britain’s work around freshness and provenance is very constructive.”

People want to buy local and the Grown in Britain assurance certifies British and fresh..why buy or sell a tree that isn’t Grown in Britain assured? Ask your supplier to obtain a licence so you can keep up with the competition and offer your customers great assurance and a great brand.

Forest Holidays, which offers year round short breaks and holidays in timber cabins at Forestry Commission locations across the UK, sources all its Christmas trees from suppliers licensed by Grown in Britain.

Bruce McKendrick, Chief Executive Officer says: “Our guests value and love Britain’s forests – it’s one of the main reasons that they choose to stay with us. We are delighted to showcase the quality of British Christmas trees and demonstrate the vital importance of the UK’s woodland industries.”

To find out more about suppliers of Grown in Britain licensed Christmas trees, click the map below or contact Grown in Britain on 0117 9582189 or email enquiries@growninbritain.org