Christmas trees

Christmas rent-a-tree firm reports rise in sales

Concern about the environment has led to a bumper year for a Lincolnshire firm which hires Christmas trees.

Christmas trees for hire

Rudies Roots, based in Nettleham, say sales have increased by about 40% from last year.

"Everyone comes out and says they like the idea of not chopping a tree down and using them again," Kim Bertins, who helps run the firm, said.

She said trees can be hired about 10 times before being planted.