Years ago we used to tramp around the local Forestry Commission, kids in tow, wellied up, selecting a tree.
Until we discovered they were all imported.
Then we discovered we could buy a locally grown tree, indeed, so local we could see the thing growing from our window.
So from then on thats where our tree came from.
This year I had to be a bit more inventive.
Christmas lights on shelves rather than branches.
Spread out the impact.
Filled every vase, glass, cake stand with baubles.
Hung from flying birds.
Who needs a Christmas Tree.
Perhaps next year we will get there before they have all sold.