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Celebrate the wonky factor

AFTER many years of having green Christmas trees, either in pots or using branches from tree stalls or the bush, our household switched to plastic-fantastic last year.

CONTROVERSIAL: The jury is still out on Lismore's Christmas tree, but everyone agrees on one thing: it's one-of-a-kind.
CONTROVERSIAL: The jury is still out on Lismore's Christmas tree, but everyone agrees on one thing: it's one-of-a-kind.

It doesn't have the pine scent that apparently goes with Christmas, but it does have the advantage of not requiring water (my last potted tree died of neglect in that department) nor does it need me to go hunting and gathering in the bush in the heat of December for a wonky tree branch vaguely resembling a traditional European fir tree.

Although it has uniform branches that fit neatly into slots, our new tree still has the adorable wonk factor in abundance - the kid's handmade decorations and tinsel arrangements make sure of that.

But, I don't think our tree can beat the Leaning Tree of Lismore in terms of natural wonkiness.

The cook pine (Araucaria columnaris) grows with a slightly natural screw or "s" shape.  

Send a council worker up in a cherry picker to haphazardly chuck on some tinsel and the tree wins the inaugural Seeker of the Lost Arts Best Wonky Christmas Tree award, hands down.

 

Megan Kinninment blogs the offbeat at www.seekerofthelostarts.com

 

Tree vs World: Read the latest on Lismore's Wonky Christmas tree 




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