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These Mini Christmas Trees Come All the Way from Denmark

Welcome to the tropics, little trees!
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Nothing brings the Yuletide spirit into your home like the fresh scent of pine from a real Christmas tree. And while Filipinos are generally accustomed to settling for festive plastic trees, this year Tri-Gonz Flower Trading Corp is bringing in real pine trees (well, tree-lets) all the way from Denmark.

These cute conifers are available in 30 cm, 40 cm, and 50 cm—perfect for small spaces like apartments and offices. But how on earth do they bring these trees in without them withering?

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“Our supplier works in the Royal FloraHolland Auction, one of the biggest in the world,” Tonino Gonzaga, marketing director of Tri-Gonz Flower Trading Corp explains. “They source the trees from Denmark and store them in temperatures as cold as two to five degrees. They’re shipped here on a plane as well as soon as we order them to keep them fresh.”

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Once the trees arrive, they’re kept in a walk-in refrigerator. He goes on to explain that the trees are much sturdier than the imported flowers we’re used to. They don’t easily dry out—it takes one and a half months for their leaves to turn completely brown, and two months before their scent completely wears off.


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If you’re interested in getting your own Christmas tree, contact Gonzaga at [email protected]. The cut off for orders is every Sunday, and delivery is on Thursdays. The 30-cm trees go for P2,000, the 40-cm are P2,500, and the 50-cm trees cost P3,000.

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