Christmas trees: How are they grown, how long does it take, and what happens to them after Christmas?


This infographic tells you about a festive fir's full journey from sapling to centrepiece

Doris Wai |

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Nothing quite says Christmas like a beautifully-decorated Christmas tree, but have you ever wondered where it comes from, and what happens to it when the winter holiday decorations are taken down?

The graphic below shows the life cycle of a prickly evergreen, from harvesting to the end of the festive season.

Graphic: Doris Wai/SCMP