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Graeme Robertson from the Guardian recently visited the Edenmill Christmas tree farm for the harvest with his drone, and follows one tree to its new home.

As one of the largest Christmas tree suppliers in the UK, Edenmill is growing, supplying and delivering living container-grown trees and freshly cut trees.

Part of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, the farm supplies garden centres, trade as well as the public in the UK.

As one of only a handful of recognised members in Scotland, it takes pride in being a local grower in Blanefield, near Glasgow.

Christmas Trees Ready for Transportation
Netting a Real Christmas Tree for Transportation
Loading Christmas Trees on the Tractor
Planting a Real Christmas Tree

It takes patience to grow a Christmas Tree

Scots pine, Fraser fir, Nordman fir and Norway spruce are the varieties of Christmas Tree grown on Edenmill Farm. The small Christmas trees that are planted every year can take years to reach a saleable height, growing at a maximum rate of 30cm a year.

Planting a Real Christmas Tree

A young Christmas Tree Starts its ten year journey.

A Young Christmas Tree Starts it's Journey
A young Christmas Tree Starts its Ten Year Journey
Labelling and Pruning the Christmas Trees
Labelling and Pruning the Christmas Trees
Labelling Christmas Trees on the Farm
George Aitken - Edenmill Christmas Trees
Labelling Christmas Trees at Edenmill Farm

‘I am from a farmer’s family background and love to work in the fields. It’s really great working for a family business who take pride in what they are doing’

George Aitken, farm worker

The trees are cut down when they are mature enough to sell. The tree farm opens every year on the 1st December.

Cutting Down Christmas Trees on Edenmill Farm
Walking through Edenmill Christmas Trees

‘Edenmill is a family-run, environmentally friendly business – as each tree that is cut down another is planted. We want to grow the perfect Christmas tree.

Mark Gibson, owner

Cutting Down Christmas Trees at Edenmill Farm
Cutting Down Christmas Trees at Edenmill Farm
Packing Christmas Trees at Edenmill Farm
Packing Christmas Trees at Edenmill Farm