Northern rents trees for three Calder Valley stations

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Northern has been supporting eco-friendly traditions this year by renting Christmas trees for three of its stations along the Calder Valley line for the second year in a row.

Rental Christmas tree at Hebden Bridge station.

Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, and Halifax’s trees have grown a foot since last year after being replanted – now standing at five feet.

The pot-grown trees come from nearby business, Rooted. Growing Christmas trees in pots reduces transport costs, is less land intensive and provides a constant supply of spruces.

And once the trees out-grow their pot, in about ten years, Rooted plants them across the Calder Valley as part of natural flood management.

The Carbon Trust says a two meter-tall cut Christmas tree that ends up in landfill has a carbon footprint of 16kg.

Kerry Peter’s regional director at Northern said: “A big thank you to our station teams and community volunteers who have really embraced the concept of a living Christmas Tree.

“It is also fantastic to see the response from our local community and customers”

Image credit: Northern

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