Not long now till you need to start thinking about where you're getting your Christmas tree from.
As usual, that comes with a festive flurry of questions, including: "is it bad for the environment?" and "how do I actually get the prickly b***ard home?".
Green Elf Trees is a London-based company that delivers Christmas trees to the majority of London postcodes. These folks source their cut firs from UK-based family businesses, some of which supply the ilk of the Ritz, Royal Horticultural Society and National Trust. (So you can assume the quality is half decent then.)
All deliveries are done by electric vehicle, and if you want to be sustainable in the true sense of the word, there's the option to order a pot-grown tree, which you can also have Green Elf collect once the festive season is done. They'll then replant it as part of reforestation projects in the south east of England. Cut trees can also be collected, and will be composted to use as nutrition for new trees.
The icing on the cake fairy on the tree: for every festive fir sold, Green Elf will donate £3 to a Ukrainian refugee charity in the UK, or give the money to another charity close to your heart, either Mind, Crisis, Dogs Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity or Refugees at Home.