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A sneak peek at our eco-friendly Christmas tree

Work on the main structure of our eco-friendly Christmas tree has now finished. The pupils at Oak View Primary & Nursery School in Hatfield will soon be giving it a lovely coat of organic green paint and making the recycled Christmas decorations.

The structure of the tree was made by Castle Joinery in Hertford. This company was started by the father of owner Martin Castle at the same site in Bengeo in 1960. As specialist joinery manufacturers they have a wide range of products including windows, doors, frames and staircases, in both hard and softwood. Castle Joinery works for a wide range of builders and individuals in the local area, notably for Gascoyne Cecil Estates at Hatfield House. Martin Castle said:

Most of my men have been with Castle Joinery for a long time and some were apprenticed here. They are very skilled and I am proud of their efforts.

With the first stage successfully completed, we asked Monika Margrett, founder of Our Greener Future, what she thinks about the progress made:

We’ve been very fortunate to work with Castle Joinery on this project. The whole team were extremely helpful and enthusiastic. I would like to give my special thanks to Martin for his generosity and support with this project. Richie Singleton, David Smart and Keith Williams were directly involved in making the main structure of the tree and an information board and they have done an amazing job. I am very excited for the pupils at Oak View Primary & Nursery School to give our Christmas tree the finishing touches. I think this will be a truly magical Christmas tree.

Martin Castle, owner at Castle Joinery commented:

We are pleased to be able to help Our Greener Future in this project and anything that encourages recycling has got to be applauded. We are happy to be working every day with wood of all types – the worlds best renewable resource.

Pupils at Oak View Primary & Nursery School in Hatfield will be involved in painting the tree and making 32 intricate recycled paper Christmas decorations on 27th and 28th of November.