the Supreme Champion Christmas Tree to An Taoiseach
at Government Buildings Christmas 2013
L to R Patrick Syme with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D.
Oliver Syme and Robin Syme
The winning tree was donated to Temple Street Children's Hospital
Irish Christmas Tree producers are dedicated to the production of premium quality real Christmas trees. The climate in Ireland is wonderfully suited to the production of Noble Fir and the trees are pruned, sheared and cultured to the highest standards.
There is nothing like a natural Christmas tree to enjoy at Christmas time. The look, the scent and the very feel of a real tree are all part of the of the warm, homely atmosphere of this very special season. Children especially enjoy being involved in choosing the family Christmas tree and often insist on having a small 'children's tree' which they like to decorate in their own particular way. Best of all when you buy a real Christmas Tree, carefully grown and cultured in Ireland there is that extra special knowledge that you are supporting nature and the environment.
WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO RECYCLE THEIR CHRISTMAS TREES
The Irish Christmas tree Growers represents the major body of producers and suppliers of top grade Christmas Trees in Ireland
What We Do
Ireland’s temperate climate and soils are perfectly suited to the production of top quality Christmas trees. Our favourable mild winters and cool summers, together with high levels of rainfall and free draining soils enables Irish Christmas tree growers to produce some of the finest trees in Europe.
Ideal planting sites for Christmas trees should be well sheltered in relatively fertile and free draining soils. Christmas tree growing is an all year-round operation, involving specialist attention from the initial site preparation to the ongoing maintenance of the crop. Noble Fir (Abies Procera) is the most preferred tree because of its distinctive blue to green shading and its ability to retain its needles. The annual maintenance programme encompasses a broad range of husbandry activities from weed control, crop fertilisation, tree training and harvesting. On average it takes 7 – 10 years for a Christmas tree to grow to a minimum height of 2 metres.
We provide Christmas trees both for export throughout Europe and on the home market. With over a hundred producers throughout the country we can guarantee an extensive variety of Firs - Nordmann, Noble, Korean. We also have available Lodgepole Pine and large Norway Spruce (up to 50 ft) for outdoor and Corporate use.
This year the Irish Christmas Tree Growers are supporting the Jack and Jill Foundation