Heatwave 'decimating' Christmas trees
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Heatwave spells bad news for Christmas tree growers, farmer warns

Customers could be hit by a hike in Christmas tree prices later this year, a farmer in the north west of England has warned.

Richard Rainford of Rainford's Christmas Tree Land in Merseyside estimates the heatwave has claimed about a quarter of his crop.

He believes up to 10,000 of his firs, which normally sell for about £50 each, have been destroyed so far.

  • 18 Jul 2018