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Christmas tree seller sees 'rise'
People in Nottinghamshire are "thinking big" when it comes to Christmas trees, according to the Forestry Commission.

The organisation, which manages large areas of woodland, said it is seeing an increased demand for specimens of up to 12-feet (3.6m) high.

The annual sale of freshly-cut trees starts this weekend at Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Clipstone.

And managers at the park said there had been a real trend towards people buying taller and taller trees.

The District Forester, Paul Barwick, said: "Strangely the demand for bigger trees has moved from businesses and public spaces to the private buyer.

"Where we used to have the greatest demand for trees of five to six feet, people are now buying seven to eight, nine to 10 and even 12 feet high."

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