A fine selection of the bad and ugly Christmas trees spotted this festive season.
During the festive season I've been engaged in discussion and competition with Marc Bazeley and Dan Paynton as to who has seen the worst Christmas Tree on their travels.
|The Christmas tree that started the spotting - on a back street in Stockport. On the 9th of November|
Among the dregs and dross of what passes for seasonal decorations we've noticed some common themes, most notably the erection of metal railings imprisoning the tree. Some of these barricades have also carried signs bearing that most traditional of greetings 'WARNING DANGER OF DEATH'. And while we may scoff at that message, at least the trees seen with that sign have at least had lights put on them!
So, after not much consideration our top three worst Christmas Trees of 2016 are as follows
In Chorley Marc found this delight.
|The tree of Christmas past by the look of it|
In Chale, near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight Dan snapped this beauty.
|I think you'll agree this sums up Christmas perfectly|
Dan quite liked the look of this sorry affair I spotted in Cheadle Hulme's Oak Meadow.
|Lots of barriers|
The best of the rest...
Not a bad tree per se, but while in Bolton I had to frame the photo like this to make it as ludicrous as possible.
|Nothing says Christmas like some portaloos|
And speaking of ludicrous I have no idea what was going on with this 'tree' in Stockport!
|Interesting use of some street furniture|
A selection of the others spotted by members of the newly formed Awful Tree Spotters (ATS) club.
|Another railing, sorry Christmas tree, in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. This one is in Adswood Local Centre|
|Marc's local Christmas tree in Askam. Glitzy|
|A Christmas tree in Barrow in Furnow. It doesn't look real|
|Neither does this one|
|This Christmas tree on a roundabout in Bramhall in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport looks like it's had a bit too much of the Christmas spirit|
|One of the first we spotted pop up in an odd location. Plugged into the street light too|
|One of the DANGEROUS Christmas trees in Cheadle Hulme|
|The little brother of the electrical Christmas tree above|
|The dark tree of Handforth|
|Ipswich Market's Christmas tree is bright. But it's also almost mostly hoarding|
|Wellingborough's effort is a bit of a spit and sawdust affair|
|The Christmas tree in Newport on the Isle of Wight looks a little bit lost|
|Northampton's Christmas tree is a big 'un. No decorations though|
|I spotted Stockport's Christmas tree just before it was lit|
Emily spotted a couple of Christmas trees while in Vienna, Austria. However they don't count as they're actually nice.
|Elegance and class|
|A little over the top on the decorations. But better than nothing|
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