Horticulture services firm phs Greenleaf has created a new Christmas tree for 2020 to spread a message of kindness.
The limited-edition Rainbow Christmas tree has been exclusively produced by Greenleaf’s team of festive designers to stand out as a beacon of hope within organisations across the country, continuing the rainbow theme that was spread by so many throughout the coronavirus lockdown. Every Rainbow Christmas tree rented this year will directly raise funds for mental health charities.
The launch of the new Rainbow Tree was the result of a company-wide challenge at Greenleaf with staff tasked to design a tree that would promote hope and kindness this Christmas. The chosen winning design was created by Christmas design and production technician Natalija John who has worked at Greenleaf’s Tamworth depot for a decade.
Greenleaf supplies more than 2,500 Christmas trees each year to organisations across the country including hospitals, care homes, retailers, restaurants, hotels, pubs, schools, public buildings and businesses. Its specialist Christmas production team are busy decorating artificial trees in preparation for the festive season while Greenleaf’s real trees are ready to be harvested at a sustainable farm in the Midlands. Christmas designers then install each tree on location to ensure it looks perfect and ready to welcome staff, visitors and customers.
Each tree is available in a wide range of sizes – from a standard 7ft tree to as high as 30ft tall alongside the 3ft tabletop tree, decorative wreaths, garlands and floral arrangements. The themes range from the traditional Red and Gold Tree, the sparkling Champagne Fizz Tree and a welcoming Winter Spice Tree to the eye-catching Candy Cane Forest Tree. Each year, Greenleaf also creates special Toy Trees, decorated with a range of cuddly toys which can gifted from the tree to children at Christmas.
Greenleaf Managing Director Emily Vernon, who is celebrating her first Christmas at the helm of the firm, commented: “The Rainbow Tree is our way of continuing to mark the enormous contribution of key workers and to raise money for mental health charities which are doing so much to support those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Christmas is always a time of hope and kindness and after such a tumultuous year, it’s really important to share that message and the rainbow theme really brings that home. While it’s Christmas all year round for our production team, we’re reaching our busiest time of year and we’re excited to deliver our intricately decorated, beautiful trees to customers.”