Friday, 29 November 2019
Where can I find an FSC-certified Christmas tree?
FSC-certified Christmas trees are available in the UK. FSC trees are grown as part of a well-managed forest, minimising the use of pesticides and protecting forest plants and animals. Real trees also have the huge advantage of being recyclable, unlike their plastic counterparts.
Norway Spruce trees from Forestry England are FSC certified and will be available at Forestry England sales centres across England. FSC trees are also available from Glasfryn Fencing & Sawmill (Pwllheli, Wales).
FSC-certified Christmas trees from Forestry England will be available to purchase from the following sites:
1. Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
2. Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
3. Delamere Forest, Cheshire
4. Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
5. Guisborough Forest, North Yorkshire
6. Hamsterley Forest, Durham
7. Whinlatter Forest, Cumbria
8. Rothbury Forest, Northumberland
9. Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent
10. Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire
11. New Park, Hampshire
12. Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset
13. Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
If you can’t get an FSC-certified tree, you could try to find one that is organically grown or locally-sourced, which can provide benefits in terms of pesticide/carbon footprint reduction.
Don't forget to look out for the FSC label on other Christmas items such as wrapping paper, cards, gifts and decorations!