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Christmas Trees

  • 26-11-2020 10:53pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2,217 ✭✭✭


    Lidl today. An Irish-grown tree, over 7' high. Nicely filled out....€25.
    IIRC I paid €60 last year for similar in Woodies.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 454 ✭✭go4it


    i know we should by locally sourced products, but as far as the trees go- i'll buy one from extensive forests in northern europe and save the trees from ireland .
    We need more trees on the island...


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,358 ✭✭✭Shedite27


    go4it wrote: »
    i know we should by locally sourced products, but as far as the trees go- i'll buy one from extensive forests in northern europe and save the trees from ireland .
    We need more trees on the island...
    If that's your concern, surely getting a reusable tree is the way to go rather than cutting down a tree every year


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭gozunda


    go4it wrote: »
    i know we should by locally sourced products, but as far as the trees go- i'll buy one from extensive forests in northern europe and save the trees from ireland .
    We need more trees on the island...

    Christmas trees are grown as a commercial crop in Ireland and Europe and not grown as part of forestry. For every Christmas tree harvested another one will be replanted next year. Buy here and at least the air miles are minimised.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭Doop


    go4it wrote: »
    i know we should by locally sourced products, but as far as the trees go- i'll buy one from extensive forests in northern europe and save the trees from ireland .
    We need more trees on the island...

    Ive got the Lidl trees in previous years been happy with them, where are they sourced? I never thought they would of been imported?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,845 ✭✭✭Antares35


    Doop wrote: »
    Ive got the Lidl trees in previous years been happy with them, where are they sourced? I never thought they would of been imported?

    I got a Lidl one yesterday. I think they are grown in Wicklow.

    Edit, grown in Wicklow, Tipperary and Wexford.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 939 ✭✭✭phunkadelic


    Ikea have the usual tree for €30 with ikea voucher worth €15:

    https://www.ikea.com/ie/en/stores/a-christmas-tree-that-comes-with-a-gift-pubb0d403b6


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭Doop


    Doop wrote: »
    Ive got the Lidl trees in previous years been happy with them, where are they sourced? I never thought they would of been imported?

    Acutally its pretty clear they are Irish grown... bit of a non issue so...

    https://www.lidl.ie/en/p/plants-flowers/real-irish-grown-christmas-tree-6ft/p55353


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,788 ✭✭✭the corpo


    Just nabbed one from Lidl Dundrum. Only a 6 footer but great quality tree! Thanks OP!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,731 ✭✭✭Bawnmore


    I called our local Lidl and they said they sold out in an hour. Not expecting more in until tomorrow so I'll need to get one somewhere else in time for the toy show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,358 ✭✭✭Shedite27


    Lidl Coolock had about 4 when I was there an hour ago


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,217 ✭✭✭deandean


    IIRC the IKEA trees are imported. For this reason I wouldn't buy one, though I believe they're good quality.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,845 ✭✭✭Antares35


    the corpo wrote: »
    Just nabbed one from Lidl Dundrum. Only a 6 footer but great quality tree! Thanks OP!

    I was a bit nervous getting one in Lidl because they were pre netted (I always like to check the symmetry and density etc) then I thought come on its twenty five quid take a chance. Opened it up this eve and it's fab :) The perfect tree.


  • Registered Users Posts: 507 ✭✭✭Tedious Bore


    Hi just seeing same trees in stock again now.

    Could any of you who bought one last year tell me are these trees non-shedding please?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,788 ✭✭✭the corpo


    Ah, I can't guarantee they're non shed but from memory last years bunch were. I *think*



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,314 ✭✭✭✭Supercell


    Lidl trees are grand, got ours there last year and this, Irish grown too, whats not to like.

    They shed a bit as do all real trees, helps if you keep them in water, we have one of those green plastic tree holders with a kind of bucket space below which we keep topped up. I put tomato feed into mine too, maybe it helps ?

    My mother always gets them on spikes and her floor is covered every year in sheddings compared to ours.

    Have a weather station?, why not join the Ireland Weather Network - http://irelandweather.eu/



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,817 ✭✭✭Darc19


    Christmas trees are planted as a crop and the land is always replanted with more trees. Possibly the most sustainable way of having a tree rather than have one travel hundreds of miles across the seas



  • Registered Users Posts: 507 ✭✭✭Tedious Bore


    Okay great thanks for replies



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,217 ✭✭✭deandean


    Picked up a tree in Lidl for €26.99. Irish-grown.

    Again this year, we removed the netting and out came a lovely tree.



  • Registered Users Posts: 607 ✭✭✭donalh087


    Just for the record we put up the tree this year in time for the Toy Show - a  Lidl tree for €24.99. Looked fine for a few days but the spindles are all falling off. Half is now bare. Buying a new one is a bit of a pain but nothing compared to taking down the first one and putting up the second.



  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭seven stars


    We got a Lidl tree last year and it was fantastic. Just got one for this year today and put it up, and while it looks and smells great and is a nice shape, we've noticed that the needles are shedding much more than it did last year. So looks like we might have to do the same as you donal. :(



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  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭seven stars


    Update on this, in case anyone was wondering... The shedding was a bit of a false alarm for us. I think the tree was just a bit drier than last year. It took a lot of water in the first couple of days, and then the shedding more or less stopped. The tree has been great since then, looks brilliant.



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