The BCTGA has started fungicide trials on a wood of 1,000 Nordmann firs in the Midlands.
But Harry Brightwell, secretary of the BCTGA, says the value of real Christmas trees needs to be emphasised, particularly their pine scent.
's Christmas tree expert, Roger Hay, says it is essential to choose a tree that has been recently cut and is still fresh.
Tree farms also provide habitats for wildlife and several species of bird, which BCTGA
members take account of in the cultivation of their trees.
Harry Brightwell, of the BCTGA
, says the value of real Christmas trees needs to be emphasised.
I always try to buy a tree that's produced by a member of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association - look out for the BCTGA
website lists growers nationwide, county by county.
As a result many growers throughout the EU have grubbed up Christmas trees and are growing alternative crops which will earn the SPS grant The British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA
) said several countries in Western Europe had confirmed that the supply of trees for a number of years would be substantially reduced.
Look for the BCTGA
logo on the tree or on the site.
SCENTSIBLE OPTION: The Norway Spruce has a great aroma Picture: BCTGA