Interesting fact of the day
The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree
The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is a Christmas tree donated to the people of Britain by the city of Oslo, Norway each year since 1947 as a token of gratitude for British support to Norway during the Second World War. The tree is prominently displayed in Trafalgar Square from the beginning of December until 6 January and is a central focus for the Trafalgar Square traditional carol singing program.
The tree is typically a 50 to 60 year old Norway spruce, generally over 20 metres tall. The tree is cut sometime in Norway in November during a ceremony attended by the British Ambassador to Norway. After the tree is cut, it is shipped to the UK by boat across the sea.