TREES from The Alpine and
– buy FRESH, buy LOCAL, buy LINCOLNSHIRE.
have now been selling fresh Christmas trees from our nursery for the past
13 years. Regular
visitors have become accustomed to buying a locally grown, long
lasting tree. This means the tree's
wonderful scent is at
its peak and it maintains its needles for longer.
the Christmas period, we will be open 10-4pm for the tree
of your choice. See
Map and Directions.
We have the following types for sale:
Nordman Fir ~ A great family
favourite for its needle retention.
Norway Spruce ~ The traditional
Christmas Tree, with its unique scent, feel and shape. For
traditionalists this tree is as much a part of Christmas as turkey and
the Queen's Speech.
Both the Nordman and Spruce are
available as cut or pot-grown trees. Those grown in their pots have
fantastic roots and can be planted in the garden or into a larger pot to
enjoy lots more Christmastimes ahead.
Prefer to have one delivered to your door?
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Why choose real and fresh? - Did you
One acre of Christmas trees
produces the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people.
Freshly cut trees are a
renewable, sustainable resource. Their sale benefits local and UK
Fresh trees keep their needles
Whilst growing, real trees are
havens for wildlife. They also help to protect the soil.
As trees are harvested for
Christmas, new seedlings are planted, to continue helping our ecosystem
Artificial trees are primarily
made in China. Buying a fresh, local tree helps reduce your air miles
and carbon footprint.
Real trees are traditional. They
look, feel and have the scent of Christmas.
The tradition of decorating a
tree at Christmas began in Germany 400 years ago.
For centuries, it was believed
that trees remaining green all year round kept away witches, evil
spirits and illness.
A tea made from the young shoots
of a Norway Spruce was used in folk medicine to ease respiratory
troubles such as influenza and coughs.
Once in the house, a freshly cut
tree can absorb up to a litre of water a day.
In the middle ages, Christmas
trees were decorated with red apples.
More recently, in the UK,
decorating the Christmas tree began in 1841, when Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert erected a tree in Windsor Castle. Its popularity has
continued ever since.