Live Christmas trees a hit among Singaporeans
Popularity has been growing steadily among S'poreans
Live Christmas trees are fast growing in popularity here as more people are looking to create an authentic ambience to usher in the Yuletide season.
Latest figures provided by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) showed that about 13,900 live Christmas trees have been imported this year - the highest number in the past five years.
Last year, about 12,500 trees were imported, compared with about 7,700 in 2008.
Floriculture company Far East Flora, which imports Noble and Nordmann firs from the United States, said such trees are becoming increasingly popular among residents, especially younger ones. "Apart from relieving home owners of storage space (as the trees will be disposed), the biggest draw is that a live tree has a nice fragrance to it to give an authentic festive mood," said the nursery's sales and marketing director Peter Cheok.