Kielder Christmas tree goes up at Houses of Parliament

A Christmas tree grown in Northumberland has taken pride of place in London.

Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 12:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 11:48 am
The Kielder Christmas tree at the Houses of Parliament. Picture by UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

The 45-feet-tall Sitka spruce was taken from Kielder Forest to the Houses of Parliament, where it stands in New Palace Yard in the Palace of Westminster.

It is one of three trees sent to the heart of government by the Forestry Commission. Two smaller trees stand in Westminster Hall and the Speaker’s State Rooms.

The Kielder Christmas tree at the Houses of Parliament. Picture by UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

The Houses of Parliament Christmas trees have come from Kielder for the last 16 years.

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The Kielder Christmas tree at the Houses of Parliament. Picture by UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor