Summer drought depletes Christmas tree numbers across Europe

Christmas tree crops across Europe have been hit by this Summer's drought.

In Ireland, producers are reporting losses of about 30%.

The Ardennes in Belgium is the biggest Christmas tree producing region and it has lost around 10-15% of its stock.

Tree producers in Sydney say they will have fewer trees this year and they will be a lighter green, almost yellow, colour.

In the UK, there are similar warnings of festive tree shortages.

- Digital Desk

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