Dundalk man, John White is urging local families and businesses to buy a real Christmas tree rather an artificial tree this Christmas.
John White, who is a member of the Irish Christmas Tree Growers, has been growing trees for over ten years both in his native Dundalk and also in Sligo.
“I have a plantation in Ravensdale and I moved to Sligo ten years ago and I operate a plantation there,” said John.
John is encouraging local people to buy a real Christmas tree this year, which takes nine years to grow.
“The day families decide to come out and buy the real Christmas tree is the start of the festive season.”
John is also calling on the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce to encourage local businesses to buy the Noble Fir tree.
“These are all homegrown local products from the land and it would be great if local people supported local products.”
Local authorities will collect real Christmas tree from local people on 6 January for free of charge to dispose.
“The real tree went out of fashion many years ago,” said John, “There was no recycling back then but now there is and the Louth County Council will dispose of your tree for free.
John will be selling his trees at a site beside the Let’s Bingo Hall, formally the Dundalk Bolwing Alley.