19th November 2020
As a very difficult year for the country draws towards a close, perhaps Christmas trees might be seen as a beacon of hope for recovery, when families gather for Christmas. At least that is the hope of the Christmas tree growers who are anticipating strong sales this season, with more smaller households probably requiring a tree and few of the usual 3 million Christmas travellers able to get way. Combined with the restrictions being placed on movement from Denmark, which is a significant importer of trees to Britain, causing a fear of delay and restriction in the ports, UK growers are hoping for a good season.
Edward Barham of Hole Park Estate in Rolvenden is the only registered Christmas tree grower within Produced in Kent.
Edward reports that his trees have had a very good growing season, with low incidences of pests and diseases, and a good crop now ready for harvest, aided by three sharp November frosts which settle the tree prior to harvest. Edwards trade is unusual in his sector, not dealing in bulk, but taking on the challenge of supplying about 250 smaller farm shops, markets (including many PiK members) shops and street traders, providing them with fresh, local, trees, delivered with a smile on the day that they want in Kent, Sussex and South East London. It is hard work dealing with so many but it gives them great pleasure. However, he and his team look forward to Christmas itself with added delight; a well earned rest.
If you are seeking trees for decoration or resale please contact Edward at Hole Park.
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