It's starting to look like Christmas! The traditional tree felled in York will be placed outside number 10 as Boris Johnson says it is a "first step towards celebrating us in a very challenging year".
- The traditional Christmas tree on Downing Street was placed outside number 10 today
- Tree came from a supplier in York – for the first time from the north of England
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it would bring much-needed “festive cheers”.
Downing Street put up its traditional number 10 Christmas tree today when Boris Johnson said he would provide much-needed "festive cheers".
The 20 foot tall Nordmann fir took its place in front of the world's most famous black door this morning.
The tree was felled in York and it is said to be the first time a tree from northern England has won the competition to stand in front of the Prime Minister's residence.
Downing Street put up its traditional Christmas tree in front of number 10 this morning
Boris Johnson said the tree was "a first step towards celebrating a year of celebration in what will ultimately be a very challenging year for all of us."
The tree was made available by York Christmas Trees in Wiggington, north of the city of York, after owner Oliver Combe was named "Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year".
The winner of the competition organized by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association is given the right to care for number 10 with their tree.
Mr Johnson told York Press, “We are delighted that York Christmas Trees will be providing the Downing Street tree this year, which I hope many will enjoy.
"These beautiful trees and wreaths are the first step towards celebrating a festive cheer in what will ultimately be a very challenging year for all of us."
The 20 foot tall Nordmann fir tree was supplied by York Christmas Trees after the company won a competition
Mr Combe's victory in the competition was reportedly the first time a tree from northern England has been crowned winner.
The origins of the tree are a happy coincidence for Mr Johnson, who at every opportunity wants to highlight his “leveling up agenda” to spread prosperity across the UK.
Mr Combe told the newspaper, “We are a small family run Christmas tree company on a farm outside York. The chance to have the tree delivered for Downing Street is incredible and a great reward for the hard work of our team continues throughout the year. & # 39;