// Retailers are offloading Christmas trees for £1 or less to lure shoppers
// B&Q and Homebase reduced prices on their Christmas trees
Retailers are poised to sell Christmas trees for £1 or less after shoppers avoid high streets during the last weekend before Christmas.
B&Q has reduced the price of its fresh trees – some costing £49 or more – to £1 or less at stores around the UK.
Homebase, which had already slashed the price of all its fresh trees to £10 about a week ago, cut prices to £5, while in some shops they were £3.50.
The Garden Centre Association said its members had mainly been cautious and so had mostly almost sold out.
Homebase said: “From tomorrow, all real cut trees will be reduced to £5, giving every tree the chance to have a home this Christmas.”