Archive for tag: Christmas Trees

The Tree Update | Wildlife minister chops down his trees | Parisian Christmas trees

Wildlife minister chops down his trees (source: The Sunday Times)

"A 217-ACRE area of woodland belonging to Richard Benyon, the environment and wildlife minister, is to be destroyed in order to extract 2m tons of sand and gravel to build new homes and roads.
The woodland, on Benyon’s 20,000-acre Englefield estate on the west Berkshire-Hampshire borders, had been designated as a site of importance for nature conservation because of its wide range of habitats, including pockets of ancient forest, heaths and dry acid grassland as well as commercial conifer plantations."

Mountain of Macaroons: Is this the world's yummiest Christmas tree? (source: MyDaily)

"A tea room in Paris has gone all out this year and put up a mouth-watering shrub made of macaroons! The edible tower, crafted by the infamous Laduree sweet makers, looks a festive delight, we just wish they'de made it in green..."

The Tree Update: Christmas Trees at The White House

White House splurges on holiday decorations by adding nearly 50 per cent more Christmas trees than last year (source: Daily Mail)

"The White House may have gone a little extreme with their holiday decorations this year, decking their halls with a staggering 54 live Christmas trees - enough to put one in nearly every other room in the entire building.
This year's total is nearly 50 per cent more than last year's 37, which included seven artificial ones. In truth, the number of trees varies from year-to-year. In 1997 there were 36 trees, while in 2008, there were a scant 27."