Locally Grown Christmas Trees
Here at Thompson's we've been growing our own Christmas trees for 17 years now.
Back in 2000 we purchased a Christmas tree plantation on the Isle of Wight with a view to supplying our 4 garden centres with home grown Christmas trees.
Each year 20,000 small seedling trees are planted and grown as a crop and they take 8-10 years to grow before they are harvested as 6-7ft trees. All our trees are constantly fed and trimmed to give the best colour and shape.
Around 13,000 trees are harvested and sent to our garden centres each year. The most popular variety is the Nordman Fir, a needlefast variety that is dark green and bushy. We also sell many of the traditional Norway Spruce tree as well as Serbian Spruce, Blue Spruce and Noble Fir.
Our trees are cared for all year round and we only harvest them weeks before they're available on the garden centres so as to maintain a better, fresher quality of tree.
So remember when selecting your tree this year you're supporting British Growers who care about the quality and freshness of the tree you buy.