Seven Fun Facts About Christmas Trees
It’s that time of year when Cambridgeshire families are thinking about buying and decorating their Christmas trees. There’s something magical about buying a real tree and getting the whole family involved in decorating it. Real trees have been popular for centuries; not only for their appearance, but for the amazing fragrance that they bring into the home. So, to get you into the festive spirit, here at Madingley Mulch we’ve put together seven facts about these popular decorations.
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- What Are the Origins of the Christmas Tree?
Its history can be traced right back to ancient times, even before the time of Christianity, when people viewed evergreen trees as symbolic in winter and hung branches to ward off evil spirits – a practice that continued through to early Roman times. However, it wasn’t until the 16th century when Christians in Germany began decorating trees in their home that the idea of the Christmas tree was born.
- Where’s the World’s Tallest Christmas Tree?
To date (2015) the world’s tallest land based festive tree is 262 feet tall, 115 feet wide, and can be found at Glorieta de la Palma in Mexico’s capital. It was officially unveiled at a tree-lighting ceremony to music, which was attended by the mayor in November. Around 200 people were involved in decorating the gigantic tree, which has made it into the Guinness Book of Records.
- Which Country Had the World’s Most Expensively Decorated Tree?
In 2010 a tree in The Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, hit the headlines as being the world’s most lavishly decorated tree. The 43 foot tree was decorated with 181 pieces of precious gems, worth a total of $11 million, including diamond necklaces, bracelets and pearls.
- Where’s Europe’s Most Iconic Christmas Tree?
One of the most impressive real Christmas trees can be found in Dortmund, Germany. The 145 foot ‘tree tower’ is made up of as many as 1,700 spruces arranged in a tree-like shape. It is decorated with lights and candles and takes pride of place at the annual Christmas Market, one of the most popular in the country.
- Which Country Has a Floating Christmas Tree?
The world’s largest water-based tree is 278 feet tall and can be found floating on the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro. This breath-taking Brazilian festive spectacular is lit up by more than 3 million lights and has been mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records.
- Where’s Britain’s Tallest Tree?
The UK’s tallest living festive tree is a giant redwood that stands 110 feet tall and can be found at Wakehurst Place, West Sussex. The tree, which is well over 100 years old, has been decorated with as many as 1,800 lights and, because of its close proximity to Gatwick Airport, it can be used as a beacon for planes coming into land.
- What’s the UK’s Most Popular Type of Christmas Tree?
Two of Britain’s most popular Christmas trees for sale are the family-friendly Nordmann Fir and the fragrant Norway Spruce. The good news is that both of these tree types are available to buy in Cambridgeshire, in sizes 3-15 feet, from Madingley Mulch Garden Supplies, Coton.
Madingley Mulch – Contact us today to stock up on your high quality real Christmas trees in time for the festive break.
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