We are only two days away from December, which means Christmas is very nearly here!
As well as bringing families and friends together at this festive time, many of us choose to partake in seasonal traditions.
Traditions such as writing to Santa, carol singing or midnight mass are only entertained by some of us, but the majority of us will choose to decorate our house, often with red somewhere! There won’t be many homes this Christmas without a Christmas tree. In fact, 8 million of us will opt for a real tree this December.
And if that sounds like an impressive figure, our friends across the pond will purchase a whopping 35 to 40 million during the festive season!
One of the biggest decorated trees in the US will be the one that takes pride of place at the Rockefeller Centre. Tonight in New York, the annual Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony takes place.
Every year since 1933, an evergreen is chosen from somewhere in North America or even Canada and is erected at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The tree must exceed 65 feet to be selected to be ‘the chosen one’ and will be decorated with thousands of lights and ornaments.
And if you were you wondering how it gets decorated, the answer is scaffolding!
The Tree Council was founded in 1975 as a national tree planting campaign and is now a leading charity promoting the importance of trees in our changing environment. ‘National Tree Week’ takes place at the start of the winter tree planting season, running this year from 25th November to 3rd December and aims to inspire over a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and plant around a million trees.
Like The Tree Council, here at PLAANK we are totally committed to sustainability. We use a unique mix of reclaimed and specifically designed sustainable woods that differ from any other wood wall panelling.
All our reclaimed wooden wall panels are FSC® Certified and many of our Reclaimed wooden wall panelling ranges are sourced from North America.
So who knows, your PLAANK wall panelling might just have originally grown right besides this years’ Rockefeller Christmas tree!