Tree bonanza

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HUNDREDS of Christmas trees are being sold at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

The sale of the trees is a huge boost for the park – money raised goes towards maintaining it as a natural beauty spot.

Many different heights and species are available, from the traditional Norway spruce, to the more unusual Normand fir.

Steve Peach, the park’s conservation ranger, said: ‘There are always lots of people who come to us to buy their tree. We tend to see a lot of the same faces each year – including some celebrities that live nearby.

‘It’s funny to see how different people go about getting their tree.

‘Some people are very quick, and others take a long time to decide, looking at all the trees we have very carefully making sure they get the perfect one for their house.

‘But for everyone it’s a special family event.’

Trees are on sale from 10am to 4pm daily and cost from £20 depending on the height.