Photo essay: Festive Leeds tree farm gets prepared for Christmas

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Workers at Methley Christmas Tree Farm are working hard to ensure family living rooms across West Yorkshire are festive this season.

Farm manager Martin Hodgson planted his first tree on the site in 1996 and now 20 years later there are more than 18,000 being grown at any one time.

PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

All cut trees are displayed without nets so that customers can choose exactly the right shape for their home. They are then netted up.

And the farm even offers a ‘cut your own’ service where buyers can browse the plantation to choose and chop down their perfect Christmas centrepiece.

Trees on offer include the Norway Spruce, Nordmann Fir and Fraser Fir.

Methley Christmas Tree Farm is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm seven days a week. Late night opening is on Thursday evenings until 9pm.

Collaborative Professionals Network at Platform in Leeds.'From left, Andrea Jones (Irwin Mitchell /CPN vice chair), Jane Wilson (Alpacha), Mark Owen (Womble Bond Dickinson), Ian Garner (Iod/Practical Solutions), Greg Wright, Richard Smith (chairan IoD Yorkshire Branch), David Colgrave (Axon Moore) and Tony Webster (Wayfinder).'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe'15th May 2018.

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