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Dobbies,which has a store in King's Lynn, brings forward its official day for taking Christmas trees home by a week

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Garden centre retailer Dobbies, which has a store in Lynn, is bringing forward its traditional day for people to get their festive trees by a week.

Its official "Bring your Christmas Tree Home Day" has been moved to this Saturday, December 5, instead of the usual slot of the second Saturday in December.

This has been done in line with new research commissioned by Censuswide on behalf of Dobbies, which shows almost a quarter of Brits plan on putting their Christmas tree up early.

Dobbies is encouraging people to buy their Christmas trees earlier this year (43365630)
Dobbies is encouraging people to buy their Christmas trees earlier this year (43365630)

Dobbies has streamlined its Christmas tree varieties this year focusing on the Nordmann Fir which is grown in sustainable Scottish woodlands.

Pot grown trees, which can be planted in the garden post-Christmas, are already proving popular this year.

The garden centre is also expecting high demand of its value range including the 4ft Nordmann Fir tree which is £19.99.

Marcus Eyles, horticultural director for Dobbies, said: “Buying a Christmas tree is a festive tradition and we work year-round to make sure we’ve got the best selection.

“We know Norfolk customers are keen to get Christmas started early this year and because of that we’ve brought forward our official ‘Bring your Christmas Tree Home Day’ by a week to make sure everyone can get the tree they want and make the most of the festive season.

“Our premium-quality, sustainably sourced trees are displayed to aid safe shopping. We have social distancing measures in place to reassure our customers and allow them to choose their Christmas tree in a safe and enjoyable way

“Customers can also pre-order their Christmas tree for home delivery by visiting dobbies.com where they will find a great range of Christmas trees to choose from.”

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