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The British Christmas Tree Growers Association contest saw growers travel to Poundffald Farm in West Glamorgan, where they pitched their spruces and firs against those of their peers.
The British Christmas Tree Growers Association was established in 1979 and is the trade association for those who grow specialist Christmas trees in the UK.
All farms which are members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association subscribe to a code of practice which means they will use minimal pesticides.
The advice from the British Christmas Tree Growers Association is when choosing a tree, make sure it looks fresh and the needles are not dull and dried up.
Roger Hay of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association said: "There are a number of problems caused by this year's intense heat.
The British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) says a freshly cut, healthy tree should last six weeks in a home, if cared for correctly - so you can start getting the tinsel and baubles out of the attic.
Roger Hay, of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association said: "The biggest problem is being able to cut the trees and haul them away.
The 11th annual contest was run by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, which sees farms around the country vying for the title of 'Champion Christmas Tree Grower 2009'.
We grow them increasingly over here but they take about 10 years to grow to a saleable size," says Roger Hay, secretary of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association.
Up to eight million real trees are sold in this country every year, which means about a third of households plump for the traditional festive look, shunning the plastic counterparts, according to the British Christmas Tree Growers Association.
Roger Hay, of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, said he was delighted at the hospitals' decision.
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