Is this 158-year-old redwood the UK's oldest living Christmas tree?

December 22, 2014 12:13 PM

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Is this 158-year-old redwood the UK's oldest living Christmas tree?

The Wrest Park Christmas Tree as it appeared in the June 1900 edition of Gardener's Chronicle (left). The tree as it stands today (right). (English Heritage)

A cultural agency in the United Kingdom says it has discovered the oldest living Christmas tree in all of Britain. While the 158-year-old tree hasn't been used as a holiday decoration in decades, at one time it was uprooted every Christmas season and brought indoors, where it lit up the halls of an ...

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