Kielder Christmas tree goes up at Houses of Parliament

The Kielder Christmas tree at the Houses of Parliament. Picture by UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
The Kielder Christmas tree at the Houses of Parliament. Picture by UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

A Christmas tree grown in Northumberland has taken pride of place in London.

The 45-feet-tall Sitka spruce was taken from Kielder Forest to the Houses of Parliament, where it stands in New Palace Yard in the Palace of Westminster.

The Kielder Christmas tree at the Houses of Parliament. Picture by UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

The Kielder Christmas tree at the Houses of Parliament. Picture by UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

It is one of three trees sent to the heart of government by the Forestry Commission. Two smaller trees stand in Westminster Hall and the Speaker’s State Rooms.

The Houses of Parliament Christmas trees have come from Kielder for the last 16 years.