Oops. Belfast city centre’s Christmas Tree has formally separated ... from itself.
The 45 foot tall Norway Spruce was due to be erected in front of the City Hall in time for the turning on of the lights next Tuesday (20th Nov). But it had second thoughts – blamed on “the wet summer and unseasonally [sic] dry autumn” that “had a devastating effect on the tree”.
Anyone living beside Parkanaur in Dungannon will probably hear a man with a large chain saw running through the forest to find a replacement tree that can be trucked up to Belfast.
You can follow their progress on the City Hall webcam.