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D&G farmer says real Christmas trees benefit environement

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A Christmas tree farmer from Dumfries and Galloway is urging people to consider buying a real tree this year, in a bid to help the environment.

Recent figures reveal that only 1 in 5 people are now opting for a real tree, with many choosing the convenience of an artificial tree instead.

However, Rory Young from Scottish Christmas Trees in Kirkgunzeon, says that chopping down thousands of trees is fine, so long as they're being replaced:

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