Oxfordshire Christmas Tree at Number 10

1 December 2011, 12:02

An Oxfordshire farmer's seen his Christmas tree go up outside David Cameron's home - 10 Downing Street

Andrew Ingram from Watlington took part in the annual competition held in Yattendon, near Newbury to find the Christmas tree to stand outside the most famous front door in the country. 

The competition was divided into five categories: pine, fir, spruce, container growth and wreaths.

Each finalist could submit two of any one species per category and all trees entered were between 1.8m and 2.2m in height.

The judges scored the trees on their foliage, colour, shape and marketability to determine the overall winner.

Andrew said:

"We’re delighted to win such a prestigious award – it makes all the hard work we put into growing our trees so worthwhile.

"We can’t wait to visit Downing Street in December and have our tree stand outside one of the country’s most famous residences."

Downing Street Christmas tree 2

Roger Hay, secretary for the British Christmas Tree Growers Association added:

“Our tree competition is always popular with our members and this year was no different.

"The standard of the entries this year was extremely high but Andrew presented a fabulous tree that met the judging criteria perfectly.

"We’re looking forward to seeing his tree delivered to Downing Street in the next few months.”



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