Gifted by the city of Oslo to the people of London since 1947 as a token of gratitude for British support of Norway during WWll.
The tree is prominently displayed in Trafalgar Square during the Christmas season 12 days before Christmas until just before the Twelfth Night after Christmas when it is taken down for recycling. The tree is chipped and composted to make mulch for the London Parks.
The tree provides a focal point for Christmas carolling groups and for many in London it signals the countdown to Christmas
|The first tree arrived in 1947
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