Summer drought depletes Christmas tree numbers across Europe

Summer drought depletes Christmas tree numbers across Europe

Christmas tree crops across Europe have been hit by this Summer's drought.

In Ireland, producers are reporting losses of about 30%.

The Ardennes in Belgium is the biggest Christmas tree producing region and it has lost around 10-15% of its stock.

Tree producers in Sydney say they will have fewer trees this year and they will be a lighter green, almost yellow, colour.

In the UK, there are similar warnings of festive tree shortages.

- Digital Desk

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