The Christmas Forest was founded in 1998 on a small site in Richmond. With ten stores and an online service, we remain a family business committed to providing real, sustainable Christmas trees. That said, the Christmas Forest is London’s favourite independent retailer – or treetailer – of real Christmas trees.
Our carefully chosen trees are all prime quality, selected for health, shape and fullness. They are freshly cut, so they will drink more water allowing them to look fresher for longer. They come from sustainable Christmas tree farms where every tree cut is replaced by a new one – and we work hard to buy as locally as possible to reduce tree miles.
‘Christmas is a time for giving’
Our ongoing partnership with Tree Aid is very important to us and for every tree you buy from us, we plant a tree in the drylands of Africa through its projects, helping provide a livelihood to some of the poorest communities on earth.
In December 2016 we raised £25,138.05 for TREEAID. This donation helped villagers in Mali to grow 28,2245 trees which reduce poverty and protect the environment
Since 2006 we have donated £182,633 and planted 205,206 across Africa’s drylands.