The UK’s tallest living Christmas tree will feature 1,800 energy-saving bulbs

The UK’s tallest living Christmas tree — towering 37 metres above ground — will be on display at Kew Gardens’ Sussex site from November.

As part of Wakehurst’s enchanting winter lantern trail, Glow Wild, the giant redwood tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is set to dazzle visitors with 1,800 energy-saving bulbs hanging from its branches. Planted in 1890 at the countryside site, the tree was first decorated for Christmas almost 30 years.

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Dave Green

With a deep-rooted passion for nature and a decade-long journey nurturing redwood trees, Dave stands as a dedicated steward of these majestic giants. Over the past ten years, Dave has meticulously cultivated redwood trees, witnessing their growth from mere saplings to towering sentinels of the natural world. As a UK-based enthusiast, Dave has developed a profound understanding of the intricacies of redwood tree care, adaptation to local climates, and their unique appeal in British landscapes. Through Dave's expert insights and hands-on experience, readers are invited to explore the enchanting world of redwood trees and discover the wonders that these living monuments bring to our surroundings.