Christmas tree farms usually open in late November, but this year farmers say they have been taking orders since mid-October.
The country’s Christmas tree farms are preparing to replace traditional sales methods with click-and-collect and drive-through services, with level five restrictions set to be in place until at least early December.
Jimmy Fitzachary of Glencullen Farm in Dublin opened for business on October 10. He said: “They are starting early this year, because I think people will want to celebrate more. Coming here is like coming to the forest.”
Martin Lynskey of the Galway Christmas Tree Farm is setting up a drive-through system, where customers can drive into the plantation, view trees sorted by size, and make a selection. “A lot of people are saying
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