‘Skinny’ Trafalgar Sq. tree criticised

The Trafalgar Sq. Christmas tree has arrived in London, however some individuals are involved it’s wanting a little bit thinner than standard.

Photos present the branches of the 21-metre Norwegian spruce wanting a bit extra sparse than standard, with one particular person labelling it the “most anaemic tree doable”.


One social media person stated: “As a Norwegian Brit, I am really embarrassed … “

One other particular person tweeted: “The Trafalgar tree’s wanting a bit sparse this 12 months … Who upset Norway then? Come on, personal up.”

One other added: “You look a bit skinny. You been weight-reduction plan?”


The official Twitter account for the tree, (at)trafalgartree, replied: “Hmph! I believed I might left the trolls behind in Norway!”

The well-known tree is round 90 years previous and was given to Britain by Norway as a thanks for help through the Second World Battle. The custom has been ongoing since 1947.

The tree is chopped down in Norway on the finish of November, from a PEFC licensed forest, earlier than being transported to London through boat and lorry.


A spokesperson for Westminster Council advised the PA information company: “It is a disgrace that folks need to at all times be so unfavorable.

“This tree is an emblem celebrating friendship within the face of adversity.

“I do not know what individuals anticipate a 90-year-old 72ft (22m) tree to appear like, however it will be completely different from a tree you may have in your house. The branches will probably be spaced out a bit extra.


“We hope that folks will come and luxuriate in it when it’s dressed and the lights are on.”

The lights are switched on the primary Thursday in December, with crowds inspired to assemble across the tree at 6pm.