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One of world's most famous Xmas trees arrives in Immingham

One of the world's most famous Christmas trees has been in our region today.

One of world's most famous Xmas trees passes through Immingham Credit: Identity Creation

The tree, which will stand in London's Trafalgar Square, comes from Norway via Immingham docks.

The giant tree is an annual gift from the city of Oslo to the people of London as a mark of thanks for Britain's support during the Second World War.

It is traditionally a Norwegian spruce (Picea abies) over 20 metres high and 50-60 years old. It is described as 'the queen of the forest by ' the Norwegian foresters who select it each year from the forests surrounding Oslo for shipment.