When we were young, we were lucky enough to live just down the road from a little village where every year, when November gave way to December, a handful of fresh-cut, amazing-smelling, bushy, prickly, bright green, too-big Christmas trees would be lined up behind the village church, ready for us to find the perfect match. For us as kids, it was always a magical day; getting the tree was the true start of Christmas.
Way back in 2006 Farmer Tom decided to finally put his degree (Agriculture & Forestry at Bangor, no less) to use by planting some Christmas trees on the family farm - at that time mainly a beef farm - in Sussex. After selling trees from the farm gate for a few years, he had the idea of selling them online. He turned to the only person he knew who "knew about computers" - his nerdy brother Will.
Send Me a Christmas Tree was born in 2010. We had a little screen in the kitchen at the farm that showed how many people were on the website and we used to cheer every time it went from 0 to 1. Every time an order came through it set off a little bell.
We sold about 100 trees in that first year, and we were delighted.
Thousands of trees later, we're still going and still growing - trying to improve a little bit every year.
Nestled in the Sussex countryside, our two farms are together home to over 100,000 individually nurtured Christmas trees. For every tree sold, we plant another (usually more!).
We pride ourselves on both the quality of our trees and the quality of our service. Our friendly team is always on hand to help.
We are also members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association who certify that the trees are grown in accordance with the BCTGA Environmental Code of Practice and are guaranteed fresh!
We're on a mission to make sure every home in the country can get a beautiful Christmas tree - British grown with expert care - delivered to their door.Tom & Will