The british are unhappy with the christmas tree from Norway

Each year, gives Norway a christmas tree to Trafalgar Square in London. This year, the british are unhappy with it. It doesn't cost the british people a penn

The british are unhappy with the christmas tree from Norway

Each year, gives Norway a christmas tree to Trafalgar Square in London. This year, the british are unhappy with it.

It doesn't cost the british people a penny, but it does not change the fact that they are unhappy with this year's christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in the heart of their capital city, London.

the Tree looks "sad" out. It is "embarrassing". The tree is too "thin".

these are some of the words, which the british have put on their tree, tells the BBC and the Norwegian news agency NTB.

Others have said that it would be nice when it is decorated and lit.

It was so turned on Thursday night.

the Tree is a gift from Norway. In fact, the norwegians every year since 1947 donated a christmas tree to the Uk, and it is traditionally on Trafalgar Square.

The first tree was given to the british by king Haakon VII, as thanks for that he had to flee to Britain during the Second world War and to stay there, while Norway was occupied by Germany.

And since there then arrived a free tree from the Norwegian forests to London every year.

The contentious tree was felled by Trollvann in Oslo on 19. november. It happened during a special ceremony where the mayors of Oslo and Westminster participated.

It is 21 metres high - the british ambassador in Norway says 25 meters. The tree, which was donated in 1947, was only 14,6 metres high.

Not all britons are unhappy. Richard Wood, the british ambassador in Norway, defending the tree.

- This is how a 90-year-old and 25 meters high tree to look out in the open, says Wood for the BBC.

- It is important to think about the symbolism rather than counting how many branches it has.

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Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 23:00

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